Papyrus 22, P22

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Papyrus 22 (MS 2-X.1), P22


3rd Century CE.


Oxyrhynchus, Egypt.


About 18.5 cm. x 5 cm (larger fragment). There is one column and 29 lines per column. Recto is blank.

It contain two fragments of a roll, each containing part of a column.


It contain John 15:25-16:2 and John 16:21-32.

Textual Character

It does not agree consistently with any of the chief authorities. Schofield says that the textual affinities of P22 is not strongly marked. It does not agree with any one group of the manuscripts. The fragment rather represents the eclecticism of the early papyri before the crystallizing of the textual families had taken place.


The words are written without separation. Accents, breathings and punctuation marks are absent.


University Library, Glasgow, Scotland.


[1] B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, X, 1914, 14 ff. (No. 1228).

[2] W. H. P. Hatch, The Principal Uncial Manuscripts Of The New Testament, 1939, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Plate VII.

[3] P. W. Comfort & David P. Barrett, The Complete Text Of The Earliest New Testament Manuscripts, 1999, Baker Books: Grand Rapids (Michigan) United States of America, p. 99.

The New Testament Manuscripts