|TM ID||TM 61636|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||28 (al-Bahnasā)||Class||Textual|
|Writing medium||Codex, Sheet/roll, Uncertain|
P.Oxy. VIII 1079; P.Lond.Lit. 219; Gregory-Aland P18; Gregory-Aland 𝔓18; NT18
A papyrus fragment containing parts of the Exodus 11: 26-32 on the recto (TM 62314 / LDAB 3477), as well as parts of the Book of Revelation 1.4-7 on the verso (TM 61636 / LDAB 2786). The text of the recto appears to predate the text of the verso; see Blumell / Wayment 2015: 91.
The original format of the fragment is difficult to discern. It has previously been argued that the fragment belonged to a codex (see Nongbri 2013: 77-88). This has since been contested, and the fragment containing the Book of Revelations is assumed to belong to a repurposed early Christian bookroll; see Malik 2019: 94-102.
A textual point of interest is the reversal of word order in Revelation 1.6. Here, differing from the standard attestation, the phrase reads τὸ κράτος καὶ ἡ δόξα "the power and glory".
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra|
Palaeography. Dated to the late 3rd / early 4th. c. by the ed. pr. For the most recent date, se Clarysse / Orsini 2012: 469.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
London, British Library, Pap 2053 vo.