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Artefact ID328
TM IDTM 113259
Findspot (DEChriM ID)28   (al-Bahnasā)
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

P.Oxy. LXXII 4844; Gregory-Aland P123; Gregory-Aland 𝔓123

Three small papyrus fragments from a folio containing Paulus 1 Corinthians 14.31-34; 15.3-6.

The text is written in majuscule and contains only one nomen sacrum (πνα; verso l. 2); see ed. pr. The other existing witness to these particular verses is P46. The text probably belonged to the first half of a single-quire codex considering the text sequence (verso preceding the recto); see ed. pr. There appears to be scribal annotations and markings above the script (such as in l. 1 and 3(verso)), yet their purpose is not evident; see Blumell / Wayment 2015: 177-178.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra
Date from300
Date to350
Dating criteria


Dated on the basis of comparison with P.Herm. 4 (ca. 320 CE); see ed. pr.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context-
Accession number

Oxford, Sackler Library, Papyrology Rooms 49 5B 102 (F1-2).


Editio princeps:

∙ Gonis, N., D. Colomo et al., eds. 2008. The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, part LXXII. Published by the Egypt Exploration Society in Graeco-Roman Memoirs. London. 1-3, no. 4844 and plate no. 1.

Additional bibliography:

Blumell, Lincoln H. and Thomas A. Wayment. 2015. Christian Oxyrynchus: Texts, Documents and Sources. Waco, Texas. Papyrus no. 44.

∙ Royse, James R. 2012. "The early text of Paul (and Hebrews)". The early text of the New Testament. Hill, Charles E., and Michael J. Kruger, eds. Oxford. 199-203.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 328", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,