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Artefact ID40
TM IDTM 108860
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

Utrecht, University Library Copt. Ms. B3.11 + Copt. Ms. B4.12-14

Remains of a papyrus codex containing the Acts of Andrew and the Apocryphal History of Joseph in Coptic (Sahidic dialect). 

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Hagiographic), Coptic language
Date from375
Date to425
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Accession number

Utrecht, University Library Copt. Ms. B3.11 + B4.12-14


Editio princeps

• Quispel, G. 1956. "An unknown fragment of the Acts of Andrew (Pap. Copt. Utrecht N. 1)." Vigiliae Christianae 10:129-148.

• Zandee, J. 1961. "Iosephus contra Apionem. An Apocryphal Story of Joseph in Coptic."  Vigiliae Christianae 15 (4):193-213.

Additional bibliography

• van den Broek, R. 1984. "De apokriefe Handelingen van Andreas. Fragmenten. HS Kopt. Ms. 1." in: K. van der Horst et al. (eds.), Handschriften en oude drukken van de Utrechtse Universiteitsbibliotheek, Utrecht: 202-204.

• van den Broek, R. and J.-M. Prieur 1989. "Le Papyrus Copte Utrecht 1. Édition du texte copte par R. van den Broek et traduction annotée par J.-M. Prieur." In Acta Andreae, edited by J.-M. Prieur. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols: 653-671.

• van den Broek, R. 2017. Catalogue of the Coptic Manuscripts in the Utrecht University Library. Utrecht: Utrecht University: 75-76 [no. 17].

• MacDonald, D.R. 1990. The Acts of Andrew and the Acts of Andrew and Matthias in the City of the Cannibals. Society of Biblical Literature, Texts and Translations 33. Atlanta/GA: 242-253.

Mary Jane Cuyler, 2020
Suggested citation
Mary Jane Cuyler, 2020, "Artefact ID 40", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,