The general rule, the earlier the manuscript, the more accurate. So, the early papyri can validate the original reading for almost all of our textual variants.
PAPYRUS 87 (P87) (Inv. Nr. 12) Dating to About 125-150 A.D., Which Contains Philemon 13–15, 24–25
The early papyri can validate the original reading for almost all of our textual variants.
PAPYRUS 39 (P39) P. Oxy XV 1780 Dating to About 175-225 A.D., Which Contains John 8:14-22
Grenfell and Hunt said P39 generally agrees with B. In fact, it agrees verbatim with B [Codex Vaticanus] and nearly so with P75. The Alands consider P39 to have a “strict” text.
PAPYRUS 29 (P29) P. Oxy. 1597 Dating to about 175-225 A.D., Which Contains Acts 26:7–8, 20
In the case of the New Testament papyri manuscripts, our early evidence for the Greek New Testament, size is irrelevant. They range from centimeters encompassing a couple of verses to a codex with many books of the New Testament. But all of them add something.
PAPYRUS 26 (P26): P. Oxy. 1354 Epistle to the Romans
Papyrus 26 designated by P26, is an early copy of the New Testament Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Epistle to the Romans. It contains only Romans 1:1-16. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to c. 600 C.E.
PAPYRUS 28 P28 (P. Oxy. 1596) Early Greek Copy of the New Testament
Papyrus 28 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by 𝔓28, is an early Greek copy of the New Testament. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of John.
PAPYRUS 27 P27 (P. Oxy. 1355) Early Copy of the New Testament in Greek
P27 is a papyrus manuscript of the Epistle to the Romans, it contains only Romans 8:12-22.24-27; 8:33-9:3.5-9. The manuscript paleographically has been assigned to 175-200 C.E.
PAPYRUS 25 P25 (P. Berlin 16388) Dating to 300-350 C.E.
It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of Matthew, it contains only Matthew 18:32-34; 19:1-3.5-7.9-10.
NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL STUDIES: Important Papyrus Manuscripts
Papyrus is a tall, aquatic reed, the pith of which is cut into strips, laid in a crosswork pattern, and glued together to make a page for writing. The papyrus rolls of Egypt have been used as a writing surface since the early third millennium BC.
PAPYRUS 77 P77 (P. Oxy. 2683 + 4405)/P103 (P. Oxy. 4403)
Papyrus 77 designated by P77, is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of Matthew verses 23:30-39. Papyrus 103 (in the Gregory-Aland numbering), designated by P103, is a copy of part of the New Testament in Greek. It is a papyrus manuscript of the Gospel of Matthew.