|TM ID||TM 64470|
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P.Coll.Youtie I 5
Papyrus fragment containing a homily(/epistle) or theological commentary citing the Psalms and the OT Lamentations.
The fragment measures 11.5 x 8 cm, and preserves 13 lines of text on the recto as well as 13 lines on the verso. A page number (iota-stigma "16") is visible above the text on the verso. The internal evidence suggests that the recto precedes the verso; see ed. pr.
The hand is described by the ed. pr. as large and inelegant, but fluent with semi-cursive tendencies and employing multiple ligatures. There are several spaces between words.
The text appears to be concerned with the interpretation of The Old Testament from the view point of the New Testament. The editor adds that if one reads the first person in cerso of l. 1, the fragment could possibly belong to a homiy or epistle rather than to a commentary.
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Theological)|
Palaeography. The ed. pr. places the text in the (early) 4th c.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Provenance is unknown. The fragment was purchased in June 1922 through the antiquities-dealer M. Nahman for the British Museum. It belonged to a lot containing no. 918 - 932, and was paid for from the appropriation of Regents.
Ann Arbor, Michigan University, Library P. 927.