|TM ID||TM 62059|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||- ()||Class||Textual|
OTS 14 (1965): 201-205
A large sized velum fragment (21.2 x 17.5 cm) containing 1 Samuel 24, 25, 32 and 2 Samuel: 1-2 (passim).
The fragment preserves parts of a conjugate folio (i.e., one leaf of a quire), with an estimated 2 bifolios missing; see ed. pr. The text is arranged in two columns, with an original volume of approx. 43 lines per column.
The text presents 1 Samuel 24:11 to 25:20 (preserved on folio A), as well as 1 Samuel 31:2 - 2 Samuel 2:4 on folio B, of which a large part is missing. The margins contain several corrections and additions, and the hand is a small, upright uncial, using nomina sacra.
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra|
Palaeography. The handwriting was first dated to the 4/5 c. by E. von Scherling in the sales notice posted in the antiquities journal Rotulus (1954). Wright (1994: 79-80) and Baars (1965: 201) agree with Scherling's estimate.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Provenance is unknown.
The fragment (before the time of publication of the ed. pr.) was offered for sale as no. 2475 by E. von Scherling in the 7th volume of Rotulus (1954). For a detailed history of the transactions leading from the sales notice in Rotulus (1954) to the acquisition by the Yale University library (1965); see Wright 1994: 79-80 n.3.
New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Library Ms. 544 RA 846 (formerly P.Yale inv. 2183).