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Artefact ID570
TM IDTM 61715
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex, Uncertain
Text contentLiterary

𝔓7; Gregory-Aland P7; NT7;  ε 11 (von Soden)

Papyrus fragment containing Luke 4:1-3.

The papyrus fragment (24.5 x 15.6 cm) preserves 18 lines of text. The upper part of the fragment preserves an unidentified text, possibly the end of a homily or a section of a commentary. This is followed by an excerpt from Luke 4:1-3.

There is one low-point for punctuation (see l. 15) and several nomina sacra.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra
Date from400
Date to499
Dating criteria

Palaeography. The ed. pr. mentions that C. R. Gregory, who had had the opportunity to study the fragment before its loss, placed the hand in the 4-6th c. Turner places it in the 5th c; see Turner 1977: 145 ("P7"), and it has been places as early as the 3rd c.; see date in CSNTM.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Provenance is unknown. The fragment was acquired by the museum in Kiev in 1877/79, according to the ed. pr.

Accession number

Kiev, Archaeological Museum 152 (now shelf-number F. 301 KDA, 553p); previously: Kiev, National Library Petrov 553 p. The fragment is now lost, having disappeared during the war-time relocation; see ed. pr.


Editio princeps:

∙ Aland, Kurt, ed. 1957. "P7". Neue neutestamentliche Papyri. New Testament Studies 3. 261-265.

Additional bibliography:

· Aland, Kurt. 1976. Repertorium der griechischen christlichen Papyri: 1. Biblische Papyri: Altes Testament, Neues Testament, Varia, Apokryphen. Neues Testament 7.

· Gregory, Caspar René. 1908. Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testament. Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung. 46.

∙ Jaroš, Karl. 2006. Das Neue Testament nach den ältesten griechischen Handschriften (CD-Rom). Wien-Würzburg: Echter. 3816-3821, no. 2.12.

∙ Soden, H. von. 1911. Die Schriften des Neuen Testaments. Teil 1: Untersuchungen. Abt. 1: Die Textzeugen: Vol. 1,1. Vandenhoeck u. Ruprecht. 

∙ Treu, Kurt. 1966. Die griechischen Handschriften des Neuen Testaments in der UdSSR: Eine systematische Auswertung der Texthandschriften in Leningrad, Moskau, Kiev, Odessa, Tbilisi und Erevan. Akad.-Verl.

∙ Turner, Eric G. 1977. The Typology of the Early Codex. University of Pennsylvania Press. 145.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 570", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,