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Date: Early to Middle Third Century A.D.
Discovered: Oxyrhynchus, Egypt
Location: Florence, Italy: Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Contents: Acts 23:11-17, 25-29
Notes: This manuscript shows a large amount of variance from other known manuscripts.
11 The following night, the Lord stood by him and said, “Cheer up, Paul, for as you have testified about me at Jerusalem, so you must testify also at Rome.”
12 When it was day, some of the Jews arranged help,
banded together, and bound themselves under a curse,
saying that they would neither eat nor drink until
they had killed Paul. 13 There were more
than forty people who had made this
conspiracy. 14 They came to the chief
priests and the elders, and said, “We have bound
ourselves under a great curse to
taste nothing until
we have killed Paul. 15 Now therefore,
we[i] encourage you
16 But Paul’s sister’s son heard they were lying in wait, and he came and entered into the barracks and told Paul. 17 Paul summoned one of the centurions, and said, “Bring this young man to the commanding officer, for he has something to tell him.”
26 “Claudius Lysias to the most excellent governor Felix: Greetings.
man was seized by the Jews, and was about to
be killed by them, when I came with the soldiers
and rescued him, having learned that he was a Roman.
28 Desiring to know the cause
why they accused him, I brought him down
[i] The text of the manuscript in verse 15 is much different from the Majority Text, and some of it is missing, so the translation given here is uncertain.
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