Papyrus 53, P53
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First Composed: 22 April 2000
Last Updated: 22 April 2000
Papyrus 53 (Inv. no. 6652), P53
3rd Century CE.
Most likely from Fayum, Egypt.
About 12 cm. x 22 cm.
There are two leaves of this papyrus codex.
Matthew 26:29-40. Acts 9:33-43; 10:1.
This represents a characteristic third century text from Egypt.
The papyrus is written in a documentary hand.
University of Michigan Library, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
 H. A. Sanders, "A Third Century Papyrus Of Matthew And Acts", in R. P. Casey, Silva Lake & Agnes K. Lake (ed.), Quantulacumque: Studies Presented To Kirksopp Lake, 1937, London: Christophers, pp. 151-161.
The New Testament Manuscripts