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Artefact ID374
TM IDTM 62027
Findspot (DEChriM ID)28   (al-Bahnasā)
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

P.Oxy. IX 1167; AT12; Aland AT12

Fragment containing the Book of Genesis 31:42-54.

The text is written in sloping uncials and lacks punctuation, yet features a diastole in l. 2 (recto) and superlinear abbreviations of line-final nu, see ed. pr. No word-initial diaereses are found except in the name Jacob (Ϊακωβ; although one occurrence without the diaeresis can be found in l. 19).

The scribe appears to have made some minor mistakes, such as an added nu to πανν[τα in l. 6, omission in l. 30 (γω for ἐγώ). The ed. pr. suggests a dittographical addition of ει to ταπεινώσεις in l. 26-27.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra
Date from300
Date to399
Dating criteria


Absolute/relative dateRelative date
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Accession number

Princeton, Theological Seminary, P. 9.


Editio princeps:

∙ Hunt, Arthur S. 1912. The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, part IX. Published by the Egypt Exploration Society in Graeco-Roman Memoirs. London. 2-4, no.1167.

Additional bibliography:

∙ Aland, Kurt. 1976. Repertorium der griechischen christlichen Papyri: 1. Biblische Papyri: Altes Testament, Neues Testament, Varia, Apokryphen. Altes Testament 12.

∙ Rahlfs, Alfred and Detlef Fraenkel. 2004 (1914). Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments. 296-297, descr. no. 945.

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Description no. 21.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 374", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,