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Artefact ID299
TM IDTM 59992
Findspot (DEChriM ID)28   (al-Bahnasā)
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

P.Oxy. XIII 1599; P.Lond.Lit. 225; KV41

A complete folio from a papyrus codex containing Similitudines 8 from the Shepherd of Hermas.

The original pagination is preserved, marking the folio as pages 72 and 73. The text is of a lower quality with frequent omission of endings due to repeated homoioteleuton; see ed. pr.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Non-canonical), Nomina sacra
Date from300
Date to399
Dating criteria



Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

The fragment was found among 3rd c. documentary papyri, but dated to the 4th c. by the ed. pr.

Presented with a lot comprising Papyri 2435-2485 by the Egypt Exploration Society on 18 July 1922 (BL website). 

Accession number

London, British Library, Pap 2467.


Editio princeps:

∙ Hunt, Arthur S. and Bernard Grenfell. 1919. The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, part XIII. Published by the Egypt Exploration Society in Graeco-Roman Memoirs. London, 15-19, no. 1599.

Additional bibliography:

∙ Aland, Kurt. 1995. Repertorium der Griechischen Christlichen Papyri. II. Kirchenväter. Berlin, Kirchenväter 41.

∙ Blumell, Lincoln H. and Thomas A. Wayment. 2015. Christian Oxyrynchus: Texts, Documents and Sources. Waco, Texas, no. 76.

∙ Holmes, Michael. 1999. The Apostolic Fathers. Grand Rapids, Michigan.

∙ Milne, H. J. M, ed. 1927. Catalogue of the Literary Papyri in the British Museum (P.Lond.Lit.). London, descr. no. 2125. 

∙ Osyak, Carolyn. 1999. Shepherd of Hermas: A Commentary. Minneapolis.

van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris, descr. no. 667.

∙ Wayment, Thomas A. 2013. The text of the New Testament apocrypha (100-400 CE). New York: Bloomsbury, 153-154.

Wessely, C. 1924. Les plus anciens monuments du christianisme écrits sur papyrus. Vol. 2. Paris, 504-506.

∙ Whittaker, Molly. 1967. Die apostolischen Väter 1: Der Hirt des Hermas. Berlin. 

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 299", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,