ACTS, MICHIGAN PAPYRUS OF
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 Sanders, it is from 200-250; Aland says about 300, and Roberts and Skeat place it in the third/fourth century. Probably deriving from the Fayyum, the text essentially agrees with that of Codex Bezae (D); hence the attestation of this text type in Egypt is important.
In editions of the Greek New Testament this papyrus is designated P38. Its inventory number in the Michigan collection is 1571, and it has been edited by H. A. Sanders as text 138 in Miscellaneous Papyri (Ann Arbor, 1936 [P. Mich. 3]).
- 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 Bible, 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).