Papyrus 78, P78
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First Composed: 25 April 2000
Last Updated: 25 April 2000
Papyrus 78 (P.Oxy. 2684), P78
3rd / 4th Century CE.
About 10.6 cm. x 2.9 cm.
One double leaf from a papyrus codex. The fold clearly shows.
Jude 4-5, 7-8.
The papyrus stands some way from normal text books. The format is eccentric, the spelling vulgar, the script and layout amateurish. Most probably this is from an amulet.
This papyrus offers an eccentric text: two unique and three rare readings in four verses, and all of them in disagreement with the earliest witness.
The words are written with a leisurely half-cursive hand.
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom.
 L. Ingrams, P. Kingston, P. Parsons & J. Rea, The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, XXXIV, 1968, 4 ff. (No. 2684).
The New Testament Manuscripts