|TM ID||TM 64601|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||28 (al-Bahnasā)||Class||Textual|
P.Oxy. V 840; Oxyrhynchus Gospel 840
Fragment containing an apocryphal gospel. The folio is almost completely intact (measuring 8.8 x 7.4 cm) and belongs to a miniature codex; see Kruger 2002: 81-94. The text is written in brown and demarcated in red ink (word-initial letters, accents, mid-points, etc.), and features a dialogue with Jesus in which he is consequently referred to as the Saviour (ὁ σωτήρ).
The text frequently abbreviates: there are several nomina sacra, and line-final ny realized as a horizontal stroke. The hand is small and slightly irregular, written in upright, round uncials; see ed. pr.
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Non-canonical), Nomina sacra|
Palaeography. The small, upright uncials indicate a date in the 4th c. The ed. pr. adds that the fragment cannot be later than the 5th c., considering the accompanying papyri from the excavation site.
|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. g. 11 (P).