This is similar to my “Favorite Uncial” post
So here’s the question that i posted as a poll …
Which is the best papyrus (however you define best)?
I will keep you updated as to the votes in the comments section.
Also, i don’t ever think i told y’all what my responses would have been to these 2 polls.
Favorite uncial – Vaticanus
Favorite papyrus – P75
Vaticanus is probably the oldest nearly complete Greek Bible in existence. It is a text that dates before alterations are found in later manuscripts (1st half of the 4th century). It is relatively free from obvious transcriptional errors. It is probably the best representative of the Alexandrian text.
P75 was written around the beginning of the 3rd century. It’s text is very close to the Vaticanus, and that’s probably one of the reasons that it is my favorite. It is a text that reproduced its exemplar with little variation and liberty, very strictly reproducing the text.