|TM ID||TM 61461|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||28 (al-Bahnasā)||Class||Textual|
P.Oxy. I 5
The fragment contains a treatise on prophesy with quotations from the Shepherd of Hermas Mandata 11.9-10. It was previously believed to contain a homily by Melito of Sardes, On Prophesy (De prophetia); see Harnack 1898: 517-520.
The text concerns itself with matters of prophesy and the Christian prophets, and compares the phaenomenon to the body of Christ that was mixed with humanity through Mary (ll. 12-15).
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Theological), Nomina sacra|
Palaeography. Dated to late 3rd /early 4th c. by the ed. pr.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
The fragment was found in al-Bahnasā (Oxyrhynchos) during the excavations of Bernard Grenfell and Arthur S. Hunt.
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Gr. th. f. 9 (P).