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Artefact ID647
TM IDTM 61989
Findspot (DEChriM ID)30   (al-Ašmūnayn)
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentSubliterary

BKT VIII 5; Aland AT54

Papyrus fragment containing the Psalms 17:45-51 and 18:2-4. The fragment was probably used in a liturgical context. 

The fragment measures 4 x 6 cm and contains 7 lines of text on the recto. The verso is blank.

The hand is an unright, regular uncial. 

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Subliterary genre (Liturgical), Christian onomastics
Date from300
Date to399
Dating criteria

Palaeography. The regular uncial is dated by the ed. pr. to the 4th c.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

The provenance is Hermoupolis Magna (al-Ašmūnayn), where it was found in 1908.

Accession number

Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung P. 11682


Editio princeps:

∙Stegmüller, Otto. 1939. Berliner Klassikertexte VIII, Berliner Septuagintafragmente. Berlin. Papyrus no. 5

Additional bibliography:

· Aland, Kurt. 1976. Repertorium der griechischen christlichen Papyri: 1. Biblische Papyri: Altes Testament, Neues Testament, Varia, Apokryphen. Altes Testament 54.

· O' Callaghan, J. 1973. "Sobre BKT VIII  5, 7". Stud. Pap. 12. 103-104.

∙ Rahlfs, Alfred and Detlef Fraenkel. 2004 (1914). Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments. Göttingen. 27-28, descr. no. 2059.

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 117.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 647", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,