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Artefact ID369
TM IDTM 62025
Findspot (DEChriM ID)28   (al-Bahnasā)
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

P.Oxy. IX 1168

Small fragment from a vellum codex containing Joshua 4:23-5:1. The codex is considered miniature, and placed in Turner's group 14 for parchment codices; see Turner 1977: 29.

For punctuation, the folio has preserved high stops which were probably added later (the ink has a darker/different colour), and diaereses above word-initial upsilon and iota can be found in l. 8 (verso) as well as in l. 10 and 12 (recto); see ed. pr. The ed. pr. estimates that the folio measured approx. 15.5 cm tall originally with a loss of 11 preceding lines. The verso precedes the recto.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra
Date from350
Date to399
Dating criteria


Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context-
Accession number

Princeton, Theological Seminary, P. 10.


Editio princeps:

∙ Hunt, Arthur S. 1912. The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, part IX. Published by the Egypt Exploration Society in Graeco-Roman Memoirs. London. 4-5, no. 1168.

Additional bibliography:

∙ Rahlfs, Alfred and Detlef Fraenkel. 2004 (1914). Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments. 297, descr. no. 946.

∙ Turner, E. G. 1977. The typology of the early codex. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Description no. 61.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 369", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,