|TM ID||TM 64443|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||12 (Ismant al-Ḫarāb)||Class||Textual|
|Text content||Literary, Subliterary|
P.Kellis II 97; P.Kell. Gr. 97; P. Kellis 1
Several papyrus fragments from two folios containing religious texts, inter alia a text with affinities to the apocryphal Acts of John, and a Manichean psalm.
The fragments appear to have been written by the same scribe; the script and the format suggests that these fragments probably belonged to the same codex; see the ref. ed. The reference edition divides the fragments into three groups: A.1, A.2, B.1-3:
The text of A.1 contains allusions to the Acts of John 84, 85:9-10, 106:6-12, and 109:1-3.
The text contains several instances of accentuation and rough breathings (the is one instance of a marked, smooth breathing), as well as the occasional diaeresis and diastole (e.g. l. 14 εκ’κλησια on A.1 verso). Punctuation appears in the shape of high stops, as well as dicola and a sign that perhaps marks a period end in l. 14 and 16 of A.1 recto. The text also contains corrections (e.g. epsilon was added in l. 17 and 19 A.1 recto), and paragraphoi (between l. 6-7 A.1 recto and l. 2-3 B.2 recto) as well as long horizontal strokes in l. 8 of B.1 recto.
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Non-canonical), Subliterary genre (Liturgical), Nomina sacra|
The palaeography indicates a date between late 3rd to early 4th c. Text internal evidence, together with the archaeological data, suggests a date within the early 4th c. For a detailed assessment of the date, see Zwierlein 2010: 76-83.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Discovered in the excavations of 1988 and 1992 in House 1, House 3 and the North Building (= Structure 4) of Area A in Kellis (Ismant al-Ḫarāb). For a thorough description of the archaeological context, see Hope 1997.
Current location unknown, probably excavation or SCA storage.
P.Kell.Gr. 98: Inv. no. A/s/s1; A/3/25; P.92.12; A/1/106; A/3.24