|TM ID||TM 64415|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||30 (al-Ašmūnayn)||Class||Textual|
PSI I 6+7; Studi Religiosi 6 (2) (1906): 129-140; Ap5 + Ap18
Papyrus fragments comprising different folios from the same codex. One set of fragments (PSI I 7) contains the end of the Apocalypse of Elias, and the other (PSI I 6) contains the Protevangelium of James 13-15 and 17-23.
PSI I 6 is a collection of 5 fragments from consecutive folios:
Its original size is estimated to have been 20 x 18 cm with 23-24 lines per page. Some of the original binding is visible (i.e., the remnants of an attached cord).
The ed. pr. suggests that this sequence of folios belonged to a 24-page fascicle of 8 folios originally; see Wayment 2013: 75. The text is the Protevangelium of James 13:1-23:3 concerning the birth of Mary and Jesus and the apocryphs of Zacharias and Joseph. The content overlaps heavily with P.Bodmer V (Protevangelium of James; 4th c. Panopolis). The text contains one nomen sacrum (for Israel in fr. E l. 6 recto), as well as lectional aides such as diaereses and the diastole. Punctuation occurs in the shape of a high point.
PSI I 7 consists of a fragment measuring 6.5 x 6.5 cm, with an estimated original size of 20 x 18 cm (same codex as PSI I 6); see Van Haelst 1976: 199. There are 5 fragmentary lines of text on the recto, which contain an unknown Christian text (probably apocryphal). The verso preserves 7 lines of the Apocalypse of Elias.
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Non-canonical), Nomina sacra|
Palaeography. Dated by the ed. pr. to the 4th c. A date in the second half of the 4th c. has been suggested by Crisci and Degni 2002: no. 55, while Wayment 2013: 75 places it in 4th/5th c.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
PSI I 6 and 7 were found in Al-Ašmūnayn (Hermoupolis Magna) during the excavations of E. Breccia and G. Biondi in 1904.
Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, inv. 13729 + 13730.