# Papyrus 15

Papyrus 15 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), signed by ${\displaystyle {\mathfrak {P}}}$15, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It was originally a papyrus manuscript of the Pauline Corpus of letters, but now only contains 1 Corinthians 7:18-8:4.[1] The manuscript has been palaeographically assigned to the 3rd century.[2]

Name New Testament manuscript P. Oxy. 1008 1 Corinthians 7-8 † 3rd century Greek Egypt Egyptian Museum B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, The Amherst Papyri VII, (London 1910), pp. 4-8 26.5 x 14 cm Alexandrian text-type I

## Description

The manuscript is written in a documentary hand.[2] There is about 37-38 lines per page.[2] Grenfeld and Hunt conjectured that ${\displaystyle {\mathfrak {P}}}$ 15 and ${\displaystyle {\mathfrak {P}}}$ 16 might have been part of the same manuscript. Both manuscripts have the same formation of letters, line space, and punctuation.[1]

The Greek text of this codex is probably a representative of the Alexandrian text-type, however the text is too brief to determine this exactly. Aland placed it in Category I.[3] It was the last papyrus classified by Gregory, in 1915. It is currently housed at the Egyptian Museum (JE 47423) in Cairo.[3][4]