Papyrus 38, P38

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Papyrus 38 (No. 1571), P38


Late 2nd / Early 3rd Century CE. The Alands date it to c. 300 CE.


Purchased in Cairo, Egypt, in 1924. Its exact provenance is unknown but it is believed that it came from the Fayum.


The size of the full page would be about 14 cm. x 27 cm. Click here to see the image.

This is a tattered fragment coming from a papyrus codex.


Acts 18:27 - 19:6, 12-16.

Textual Character

P38 is a representative of "Western" form of the Book of Acts.


The papyrus is written in a reformed documentary hand.


Special Collections Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


[1] H. A. Sanders, "An Papyrus Fragment of Acts in the Michigan Collection", Harvard Theological Review, 1927, Volume 20, pp. 1-19.

[2] 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, pp. 135-136.

The New Testament Manuscripts