Papyrus 5, P5

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Papyrus 5 (Pap. 782 + Pap. 2484), P5


Early 3rd Century CE.


Oxyrhynchus, Egypt.


About 24.5 cm. x 6.8 cm (papyrus 2484) and 21.1 cm x 7.5 cm. (papyrus 782). There is one column and 27 lines per page.

It contain parts of the leaves from a codex.


It contains John 1:23-31, 33-41; 16:14-30; 20:11-17, 20:19-25.

Textual Character

The text agrees in general with , especially when this codex is supported by one or more of the other early uncial manuscripts. The Alands label this text as "normal."


The words are written without separation. Accents and punctuation marks are absent. Rough breathing is used occasionally.


British Library, London, United Kingdom.


[1] B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, II, 1899, 1 ff. (No. 208); and XV, 8 ff. (No. 1781).

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

The New Testament Manuscripts