|TM ID||TM 62012|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||- ()||Class||Textual|
|Text content||Literary, Subliterary|
ZPE 14 (1974): 197-200; Var23
Fragment containing Ode 8 = Daniel 3:52-84. The verses 54-57 and 69-76 are lost in lacunae.
The ode is an opistograph written on the verso of P.Mich. inv. 6427 (recto), which contains Isaias 40:16 and the Shepherd of Hermas Mandata 1.1 (early 4th c., provenance N/A). The papyrus sheet was apparently turned 180 degrees before accomodating the text on the verso; see ed. pr. The surviving sheet (in two fragments) measures 13.5 x 12 cm + 9.5 x 4.5 cm.
The text is arranged in two columns. Col. i. contains 5 legible lines followed by a lacuna of 10 lines, and finally 8 legible lines (23 lines in total); col. ii preserves 5 lines, followed by a lacuna of 8 lines, and finally 10 legible lines. Line 1 of col. 1. appears to contain the rests of a subtitle, and the ed. pr. reconstructs it as Ὕμνος τῶν τριῶν παίδ]ων for the three companions of David.
The text does not contain any new textual variants.
The text contains diaereses and nomina sacra, and no punctuation is visible.
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Biblical), Subliterary genre (Liturgical), Nomina sacra|
Palaeography. The ed. pr. places the fragment in the late 4th c., after the text of the recto (P.Mich. inv. 6427; early 4th c.)
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Provenance is unknown.
Ann Arbor, Michigan University, Library P. 6427 Vo.