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Artefact ID468
TM IDTM 62204
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

BKT VIII 3; P.Berol. inv. 9778

Two vellum fragments (ca. 5 x 3 cm) from a miniature codex containing the Book of Genesis 27:29-28:5.

The fragments are bifolios that preserve parts of two columns with approx. 10 lines each, both verso and recto (11 lines in col. II verso of both fragments).The second folio is numbered as folio 36 (lambda-stigma), and the page number has been placed above column I on the recto.

The script is a clumsy, slightly pointed uncial. It contains punctuation and several nomina sacra, as well as abbreviation of line-final nu with a horizontal stroke. Corrections are made by the same hand.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra
Date from200
Date to399
Dating criteria

Palaeography. For a detailed discussion of the palaeographical assessment, see Schubart in Rahlfs / Fraenkel 2004: 26-27. Van Haelst places the fragments in the 6/7 c.; see VanHaelst 1976: 33-34.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Acquired by Otto Rubensohn in 1901.

Accession number

Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung P. 9778


Editio princeps:

∙ Stegmüller, Otto. 1939. Berliner Klassikertexte VIII, Berliner Septuagintafragmente. Berlin. Papyrus no. 3.

Additional bibliography:

∙ Rahlfs, Alfred and Detlef Fraenkel. 2004 (1914). Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments. 26-27, descr. no. 903.

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 17.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 468", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,