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Artefact ID261
TM IDTM 62050
Findspot (DEChriM ID)28   (al-Bahnasā)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentLiterary

P.Oxy. XXIV 2386; AT79; Aland AT79

Fragment containing on the recto Psalms 83.9-13 and 84.1.

The text is not written stichometrically as in P.Oxy. X 1226 (ID 249), but the ends of the stichoi are shown by two oblique strokes. Nomina sacra. Fairly large, squarish letters, with a slight slope to the right in a semi cursive style.

The verso (different hand and upside down in relation to the recto), contains a few letters of three lines, possibly a private letter; see ed. pr.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra
Date from300
Date to499
Dating criteria


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

Oxford, Sackler Library, Papyrology Rooms P. Oxy. 2386.


Editio princeps:

∙ Turner, E. G., ed. 1957. The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, part XXIV. Published by the Egypt Exploration Society in Graeco-Roman Memoirs. Lobel, E, C.H. Roberts, E.G. Turner and J.W.B. Barns, eds. London. 6-7, no. 2386.

Additional bibliography:

∙ Aland, Kurt. 1976. Repertorium der griechischen christlichen Papyri: 1. Biblische Papyri: Altes Testament, Neues Testament, Varia, Apokryphen. Altes Testament 79.

∙ Rahlfs, Alfred and Detlef Fraenkel. 2004 (1914). Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments. Göttingen. Descr. no. 270, 303-304.

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 181.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 261", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,