|TM ID||TM 64606|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||- ()||Class||Textual|
|Text content||Literary, Subliterary|
Strasbourg Papyrus; RdSR 8 (1928): 489-515
Papyrus fragments containing the anaphora of Marcus.
The text is an opistographic folio consisting of 6 damaged fragments in total: There is one column of text on the recto (28 lines) and the verso (25 lines).
The ed. pr. describes the hand as a medium-sized, regular uncial, and notes that the kalamos would have been rather square-tipped as is evident from the thick hastas, thin bars and somewhat stylized lettering in the text. For diacritical marks, the text only presents diaereses, and uses mid-points as punctuation.
The text contains several nomina sacra.
The text is apparently a relatively early copy of the Alexandrine anaphora belonging to St. Mark, and the content is comparable to the manuscripts of the 11-13th c.: Codex Rossanéhsis and the Rotuli Vaticanus and Messanensis, as well as to the Coptic copies (named the liturgies of St. Cyril). The manuscripts do deviate from the papyrus on certain points, such as when parts shared by the papyri and the Coptic text differ from the manuscripts or have been moved to another section. The papyrus copy does not show an affinity to the later influences from Syrian liturgies and the liturgy of John Chrysostomos, as do the manuscripts. The ed. pr. notes that the anaphora of the papyrus copy does contain a few interpolations from Byzantine liturgies, inter alia the liturgy of St. James.
An unexpected doxology appears at the end of the fragments, in the place reserved between the anaphora and the trishagion, and the ed. pr. suggests that this could part of an eucharistic prayer.
|Selection criteria||Subliterary genre (Liturgical), Nomina sacra|
Palaeography. The neat uncial is placed by the ed. pr. in the 4/5 c.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Provenance is unknown.
Strasbourg, Bibliothèque Nationale P. gr. 254.