Papyrus 15 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), signed by 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. The manuscript has been palaeographically assigned to the 3rd century.
|New Testament manuscript|
|Name||P. Oxy. 1008|
|Text||1 Corinthians 7-8 †|
|Now at||Egyptian Museum|
|Cite||B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, The Amherst Papyri VII, (London 1910), pp. 4-8|
|Size||26.5 x 14 cm|
The manuscript is written in a documentary hand. There is about 37-38 lines per page. Grenfeld and Hunt conjectured that 15 and 16 might have been part of the same manuscript. Both manuscripts have the same formation of letters, line space, and punctuation.
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. It was the last papyrus classified by Gregory, in 1915. It is currently housed at the Egyptian Museum (JE 47423) in Cairo.
- Comfort, Philip W.; David P. Barrett (2001). The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers. p. 95. ISBN 978-0-8423-5265-9.
- Comfort, Philip W.; David P. Barrett (2001). The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers. p. 93. ISBN 978-0-8423-5265-9.
- Aland, Kurt; Aland, Barbara (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism. Erroll F. Rhodes (trans.). Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.
- "Handschriftenliste". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
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