Papyrus 89
Papyrus 89 designated by 89, is an early copy of the New Testament
New Testament
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 in Greek
Greek language
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. It is a papyrus
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A manuscript or handwrite is written information that has been manually created by someone or some people, such as a hand-written letter, as opposed to being printed or reproduced some other way...

 of the Epistle to the Hebrews
Epistle to the Hebrews
The Epistle to the Hebrews is one of the books in the New Testament. Its author is not known.The primary purpose of the Letter to the Hebrews is to exhort Christians to persevere in the face of persecution. The central thought of the entire Epistle is the doctrine of the Person of Christ and his...

. The surviving texts of Hebrews are verses 6:7–9,15–17.

The manuscript palaeographically
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 has been assigned to the 4th century.
The Greek text of this codex is too brief for classify. Aland
Kurt Aland
Kurt Aland was a German Theologian and Professor of New Testament Research and Church History. He founded the Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung in Münster and served as its first director for many years...

 did not place it in any Category of New Testament manuscripts
Categories of New Testament manuscripts
New Testament manuscripts in Greek are categorized into five groups, according to a scheme introduced in 1981 by Kurt and Barbara Aland in Der Text des Neuen Testaments. The categories are based on how each manuscript relates to the various text-types. Generally speaking, earlier Alexandrian...

It is currently housed at the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Laurentian Library
The Laurentian Library is a historical library in Florence, Italy, containing a repository of more than 11,000 manuscripts and 4,500 early printed books...

 (PL III/292) in Florence
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Further reading

  • Rosario Pintaudi, N.T. Ad Hebraeos VI, 7–9; 15–17, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 42 (1981), pp. 42–44.
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