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Artefact ID637
TM IDTM 62090
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

P.Grenf. I 6

Two parchment folios from a miniature codex containing Zacharias 12:10-11 and 13:3-5.

There are 6-8 lines per column on the first folio (recto and verso), and 12 lines of text per column on the recto and verso of the second folio. The text employs a high-point for punctuation only once (after Zach 13:4 in l. 1 on the verso of the second folio), and several diaereses and nomina sacra appear. The high-dot is also placed after proper names (see the first folio l. 3 on the recto, and l. 7 on the verso, following the name "Israel"). Ny is abbreviated at line-end by a dash.

The hand is described as a small, fine uncial.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra
Date from300
Date to499
Dating criteria

Palaeography. The ed. pr. placed the folios about 5th c.; dated 300-499 in TM.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Fayum provenance according to ed. pr.

Accession number

Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Gr. bib. e. 4 (P) [S.C. 31658].


Editio princeps:

∙ Grenfell, Bernard P. 1896. P. Grenf. I: An Alexandrian Erotic Fragment and other Greek Papyri chiefly Ptolemaic. Oxford. 11-12, no. 6.

Additional bibliography.

∙ Rahlfs, Alfred and Detlef Fraenkel. 2004 (1914). Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments. Göttingen. 279-280, descr. no. 923.

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris, no. 291 descr.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 637", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,