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Artefact ID47
TM IDTM 107757
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
ClassTextual
MaterialPapyrus
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary
LanguageCoptic
Description

Papyrus codex of the Gospel of John in a subtype of the Mesokemic dialect of Coptic (dialect W, or crypto-mésokémique, according to Kasser 2006, 437-439). The codex was considered in the CMCL as the same codicological unit with CLM 2207 (P.Mich.inv. 3520), which contains the Ecclesiastes. Husselman 1962, 1 observes, however, that the format of P.Mich.inv. 3520 is larger than that of P.Mich.inv. 3521 and that the scripts are different.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Coptic language
Date from350
Date to450
Dating criteria

Palaeographically similar to BL Or. 7594 (Husselman 1962, 8-10).

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context-
Accession number

University of Michigan, P.Mich.inv. 3521

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Editio Princeps

• Husselman, Elinor M. 1962. The Gospel of John in Fayumic Coptic (P.Mich.Inv. 3521), The University of Michigan Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Studies. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan.

Additional Bibliography

• Askeland, Christian 2012. Johnʼs Gospel. The Coptic Translations of Its Greek Text, Arbeiten zur Neutestamentlichen Textforschung 44. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 145-148.

• Kasser, Rodolphe 2006. "KAT’ASPE ASPE. Constellations d’idiomes coptes plus ou moins bien connus et scientifiquement reçus, aperçus, pressentis, enregistrés en une terminologie jugée utile, scintillant dans le firmament égyptien à l’aube de notre troisième millénaire." In Coptica – Gnostica – Manichaica. Mélanges offerts à Wolf-Peter Funk, Bibliothèque copte de Nag Hammadi, Section “Études” 7, edited by L. Painchaud and P.-H. Poirier. Québec, Louvain, Paris: Presses de l’Université Laval, Peeters, 389-492.

Authors
Victor Ghica, Mary Jane Cuyler, 2021, 2020
Suggested citation
Victor Ghica, Mary Jane Cuyler, 2021, 2020, "Artefact ID 47", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt, https://4care-skos.mf.no/artefacts/47
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