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Artefact ID250
TM IDTM 62308
Findspot (DEChriM ID)28   (al-Bahnasā)
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

P.Oxy. III 403; Ap4

A fragment of a leaf from a papyrus codex. The text is apocryphal and contains the Apocalypse of Baruch 12:1-13:2 and 13:11-14:2.

Large, slightly sloping uncial hand; high point frequently used; tendency to increase the size of the initial letters of lines. Corrections made by another hand.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Non-canonical)
Date from300
Date to499
Dating criteria


Dated to the end of 4/5 c. by ed. pr.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

The fragment was found in al-Bahnasā (Oxyrhynchos) during the excavations of Bernard Grenfell and Arthur S. Hunt.

Accession number

New York, General Theological Seminary, P. Oxy. 403.


Editio princeps:

· Hunt, Arthur S. and Bernard Grenfell. 1903. The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, part III. Published by the Egypt Exploration Society in Graeco-Roman Memoirs. London. 3-7, no. 403.

Additional bibliography:

· Aland, Kurt. 1976. Repertorium der griechischen christlichen Papyri: 1. Biblische Papyri: Altes Testament, Neues Testament, Varia, Apokryphen. Apokryphen 4.

· Bogaert, Pierre-Maurice. 1969. L'Apocalypse syrienne de Baruch. Paris. 40-43.

· Henze, Matthias and Liv Ingeborg Lied, eds. 2019. The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: Fifty Years of the Pseudepigrapha Section at the SBL. Atlanta. 205.

· Lied, Liv Ingeborg. 2019. "2 Baruch – Greek." In Textual History of the Bible. Volume 2: Deuterocanonical Scriptures, edited by Frank Feder and Matthias Henze. Leiden: Brill. 45-46.

· van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 573.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 250", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,