Originally, a papyrus about 27 x 14 cm in size (15 x 10 cm extant) with thirty-six lines to the page, of which twenty-one remain. It contains Acts 18:27-19:6, and 19:12-16. According to , it is from 200-250; says about 300, and Roberts and Skeat place it in the third/fourth century. Probably deriving from the , the text essentially agrees with that of Bezae (D); hence the attestation of this text type in Egypt is important.

Acts 18.27
Acts 18.27

In editions of the this papyrus is designated P38. Its inventory number in the is 1571, and it has been edited by H. A. Sanders as text 138 in Miscellaneous (Ann Arbor, 1936 [P. Mich. 3]).

Acts 19.12
Acts 19.12


  • Aland, K. “Studien zur Überlieferung des Neuen Testaments und seines Textes.” Arbeiten zur Neutestamentlichen Textforschung 2 (1967):120.
  • Haelst, J. van. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens, p. 175. Paris, 1976.
  • Kenyon, F. The Text of the Greek , 3rd ed. London, 1975. Sanders, H. A. “A Papyrus Fragment of Acts in the Michigan
  • Collection.” Harvard Theological Review 20 (1927):1-19 (editio princeps).

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