Papyrus 22 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by 22, is an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of John, only containing extant John 15:25-16:2, 21-32. The manuscript has been paleographically assigned to the early 3rd century. It is the only identified New Testament papyrus to have been written originally as a roll; not a codex or re-using the back of a scroll .
|New Testament manuscript|
|Name||P. Oxy. 1228|
|Text||John 15-16 †|
|Now at||Glasgow University Library|
|Cite||B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrynchus Papyri’' X, (London 1914), pp. 14-16|
|Size||18.5 x 5 cm|
The text was written in two consecutive columns on a roll. The reverse side is blank.
The manuscript employs conventional Nomina Sacra: ΠΣ ΠΝΑ ΠΡΣ ΠΡΑ ΙΗΣ ΑΝΟΣ.
The text contains no punctuation marks.
The Greek text of this codex is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type (rather proto-Alexandrian). Aland described it as a normal text and placed it in Category I. This manuscript displays an independent text. Coincidences with the Codex Sinaiticus are frequent, but divergences are noticeable. There are no singular readings. According to Schofield the fragment rather represents the eclecticism of the early papyri before the crystallizing of the textual families had taken place.
- 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.
- Comfort, Philip W.; David P. Barrett (2001). The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers. p. 109. ISBN 978-0-8423-5265-9.
- B. P. Grenfell & A. S. Hunt, Oxyrynchus Papyri X, (London 1914), p. 14.
- Peter M. Head, The Habits of New Testament Copyists Singular Readings in the Early Fragmentary Papyri of John, Biblica 85 (2004), 406.
- "Liste Handschriften". Münster: Institute for New Testament Textual Research. Retrieved 23 August 2011.