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Artefact ID564
TM IDTM 62058
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

Stud.Pal. IX 4; AT101; Aland AT101

Fragment containing the Book of Wisdom (Sapientia Salomonis) 1:1-2 and 6-8.

The papyrus fragment measures 9.5 x 8 cm, and contains 8 lines on the recto and 6 lines on the verso. The recto displays a title (σοφία [...] "Wisdom ...") with two superlinear horizontal strokes. To the left of the title, there is a small cross followed by a stigma. There is an enlarged interlinear space following the title and line 1 of the Book of Solomon.

The small fragment preserves the beginning verses of the Book of Wisdom. The text is written in the majuscule and contained to one column, and the recto precedes the verso. The ed. pr. restores nomina sacra in the lacunae. 

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Christian symbols/gestures/isopsephy
Date from300
Date to499
Dating criteria

Palaeography. The ed. pr. places the fragment in the 4/5 c. based on a palaeographical assessment, but does not present a detailed description of the hand.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Provenance is unknown.

Accession number

Vienna, Nationalbibliothek G 39770


Editio princeps:

 Wessely, Carl. 1909. Studien zur Palaeographie und Papyruskunde IX: Griechische und koptische Texte theologischen. Leipzig. 4, papyrus no. 4.

Additional bibliography:

∙ Aland, Kurt. 1976. Repertorium der griechischen christlichen Papyri: 1. Biblische Papyri: Altes Testament, Neues Testament, Varia, Apokryphen. Altes Testament 101.

∙ Rahlfs, Alfred and Detlef Fraenkel. 2004 (1914). Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments. Göttingen. 423-424, descr. no. 950.

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 276.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 564", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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