Papyrus 47, P47

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Papyrus 47, P47


3rd Century CE.


Perhaps in the Fayum or ancient Aphroditopolis (modern Aftih).


About 24.1 cm. x 14 cm (original size). There is one column and 23-30 lines per page.

It contain fragments of the leaves from a codex.


It contains Revelation 9:10-17:2.

Textual Character

The text agrees in general with , A, C and P. According to Sir Frederic Kenyon, it is on the whole closest to and C, with P next, and A rather far away.


The words are written with slight separation. Accents and breathing are absent. No marks of punctuation.


Chester Beatty Collection, Dublin, Ireland.


[1] Sir Frederic G. Kenyon, The Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri, Fasciculus III, Revelation, 1936, Emery Walker Limited, London.

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

The New Testament Manuscripts