Papyrus 15, P15

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Last Updated: 10 April 2000


Papyrus 15 (JE 47423), P15


3rd Century CE.


Oxyrhynchus, Egypt.


About 26.5 cm. x 14 cm. The ink is black.

There is a fairly preserved leaf from a papyrus book.


It contain I Corinthians 7:18-40 (verso) and 7:40 - 8:1-4 (recto).

Textual Character

Metzger calls this manuscript "Alexandrian." The Alands classify it as being somewhere between "normal" and "strict."

On the whole the text agrees with B, , A and D with a few exceptions.


The handwriting is good-sized sloping uncial. A rough breathing is used. Punctuation is effected by means of blank spaces, which in the longer pauses, are exaggerated and accompanied by a marginal coronis, the next line being at the same time made to protrude slightly to the left.


Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Cairo.


[1] A. S. Hunt, The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, VII, 1910, 4 ff. (No. 1008).

The New Testament Manuscripts