|TM ID||TM 32412|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||34 (Ǧabal al-Ṭārif)||Class||Textual|
P.Nag Hamm. 70: Letter from Chenophres to Phenpsetymes.
Business letter from Chenophres to his "beloved brother", with "greeting in the Lord" (ἐ̣ν Κ(υρί)ῳ χαίρει̣[ν]). Chenophres requests that Phenpsetymes send him pulses, vegetables and money with the help of an intermediary, his son, named Pebos, and insists on Phenpsetymes doing it quickly. He also asks him to look after Boais and her daughter, and to point out Boais to Pebos when he comes.
Recto: written along the fibres. Verso: address, along the fibres.
Ed.pr. notes "badly spelled letter with some interesting colloquial language, three new names and a new word" (θαλπίζω).
|Selection criteria||Christian terms/formulas/concepts, Nomina sacra, Archaeological context associated with Christian markers|
Palaeography. Also, other waste papyri recovered from the same cartonnage used to construct the Nag Hammadi codex VII include contracts dated 341, 346 and 348 (PNH 65).
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
The leather covers of eight of the twelve Nag Hammadi codices found in a sealed jar by Egyptian agricultural workers in 1945 (see ID 23) had been strengthened by cartonnage made of waste papyri. This papyrus comes from the richest of these cartonnages, codex VII.
Cairo, Coptic Museum Nag Hamm. VII 10 c