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Artefact ID563
TM IDTM 62057
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

Stud.Pal. IX 2

Parchment fragments containing Genesis 38-40 passim.

The three parchment fragments measure 5.2 x 7.2 cm (fragment A containing Genesis 38:25 and 38:28-29); 4.4 x 4.5 cm (fragment b containing Genesis 38:23 and 39:1);  6.5 x 4.3 cm (fragment c containing Genesis 40:1-3 and 40:11).

The text appears to be formatted in two columns per folio; the beginnings of a second column can be seen on the verso (back of the page) of  fragment a.

The ed. pr. does not offer any description of the hand.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical)
Date from375
Date to425
Dating criteria

Palaeography. The ed. pr. places the fragment in the 4/5 c., but the period has been narrowed down to the end of the 4th/beginning of the 5th in a letter by the palaeographer Pasquale Orsini.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Provenance is unknown. C. Wessely acquired the codex fragments on the 8th of March 1884; see ed. pr.

Accession number

Vienna, Nationalbibliothek G 39769 a-c


Editio princeps:

Wessely, Carl. 1909. Studien zur Palaeographie und Papyruskunde IX: Griechische und koptische Texte theologischen. Leipzig. 2, papyrus no. 2.

Additional bibliography:

∙ Rahlfs, Alfred and Detlef Fraenkel. 2004 (1914). Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments. Göttingen. 423, descr. no. 949.

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 25.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 563", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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