|TM ID||TM 62003|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||- ()||Class||Textual|
AfP 46 (2000): 16-17 (papyrus no. 2)
Fragment (8.8 x 7.4 cm) from a papyrus codex containing OT Psalms 88.4-8 and 15-18.
The fragment preserves 26 lines of text (original amount is estimated to ca. 33 lines per column; see ed. pr.), and is broken on its sides and the top. The bottom margin is preserved and measures approx. 2 cm.
The hand is descriped as upright, rounded and competent. For punctuation and diacrritical marks, the text makes use of diaereses and the apostrophe after the Hebrew name David in l. 2-3. The lines are not arranged strictly stichometrically, and the end of the cola are marked with a dicolon. A sub-title ("di-Psalm") occupies l. 6 of the recto. The text employs several nomina sacra.
Despite a few errors and a smaller omission (see the loss of κύριε "Lord" in l. 6), the text mostly agrees with the MS B and S.
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra|
Palaeography. The ed. pr. compares the rounded, upright hand to P.Beatty XII (Melito of Sardes from the early 4th c., Aphroditopolis) and P.Bodm XXIV (OT Psalms from the 3rd c., Panopolis).
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Findspot and provenance are unknown.
Durham (NC), Duke University, P. 740 (formerly stored under inv. "P.Duk.inv. W81 1").