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Artefact ID1168
TM IDTM 108582
Findspot (DEChriM ID)35   (Qarāra)
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

Remains of 21 folios containing various parts of the Pauline Epistles (1 Cor 8:5-9:13, Heb 11:30-13:25 & subscriptio, Gal 1:1-3:19, 4:24-27, & 5:5-8, Eph 2:11-3:21, 4:2-12.16-20.26-29, 5:4-12.18-25, 5:27-6:1, & 6:6-12.15-20, Phil parts of adscriptio and 1:1-3.9-28, 2:2-4.14-15, Col 1:16-18.24-27, 2:1-4:18, 1 Thess adscriptio and 1:1-2:19)

The writing area was outlined with pink chalk but not slavishly obeyed; cursive handwriting style; pages are numbered above the center of a single column of writing with the highest page number observed being 144; the sequence of the individual letters seems deviant.

Selection criteriaCoptic language
Date from301
Date to400
Dating criteria

Palaeography, codex format

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Uncertain, possibly Qarara

Accession number

Zurich, Private collection of F. Nussberger-Tchacos


inedited (to be edited by H.-G. Bethge & G. Wurst)

Additional bibliography

• Bethge, Hans-Gebhard. 2013. "Ein neu bekannt gewordener Papyrus-Codex mit Texten aus Paulus-Briefen. Ein Werkstattbericht." Early Christianity 4: 129-138.
• Hägele, Günter and Gregor Wurst. 2010. Novum Opus Ex Veteri. Vom Judas-Evangelium zur Furtmeyr-Bibel. Biblische und Apokryphe Handschriften aus Spätantike und Mittelalter. Augsburg: Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg. 9, 18-19.

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 1168", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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