|TM ID||TM 61951|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||- ()||Class||Textual|
P.Beatty VI 7 + PSI XII 1273 + P.Merton I 2; Aland AT129.
A large collection of papyrus fragments from a single quire codex. The text preserved is a Greek edition of OT Isaias 8-60 (passim), with annotations in Coptic that are the earliest testimony of this new writing.
Coptic dialect used for these annotations, which is a form of ancient Fayyumic, seems to point to the Fayyum (Fournet 2019: 8).
The fragments comprise 33 folios with 1 column of text per page, and with approx. 25-26 lines of text per column (highest page number: 54).
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Biblical), Coptic language|
Palaeography. The ed. pr. dated the fragments to 3rd c. The most recent date, given by J.-L. Fournet, places the fragment in the mid 3rd/early 4th c. (Fournet 2016/2017: 236 and Fournet 2019: 7).
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Unknown provenance. The Coptic dialect points to Fayyum, while TM 61951 mentions Aphroditopolis/Aṭfih (Schmidt), Upper Egypt/Panopolis (Sanders), Arsinoe (Kilpatrick) as possible provenances.
Dublin, Chester Beatty Library P.Bibl. 7 + Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, inv. 19657.