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Artefact ID649
TM IDTM 61990
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

Treu 1970: 47

Three parchment folios from a miniature codex containing Exodus 5-7 (passim).

The artefact consists of 3 parchment fragments: Fragment A (folios 2 and 3 joined together) and fragment B (parts of folio 1). Folio 2 (part of fr. A) is best preserved, and retains all its margins: it measures 9 x 7.8 cm (miniature codex) with 12 lines of text written in one column per page. Between (the conjoined) folios 1 and 2, approx. 8 folios are missing; between folios 2 and 3, approx. 6 folios are missing,

For punctuation, the scribe employed high-dots and dicola. The text also contians diaereses and several nomina sacra. There are two corrections (in l. 1 on the recto of fr. A and l. 5 on the recto of fr. B) made by the same hand. There are no rough breathings or accentuation.

The hand is described by the ed. pr. as a small, relatively upright uncial with angular tendencies. 

The ed. pr. suggests that the miniature codex contained the complete work of the Exodus, and adds that the text does not present the singular variants found in MS B.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra
Date from300
Date to399
Dating criteria

Palaeography. The ed. pr. dates the relatively upright uncials to the 4th c.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Provenance is unknown.

Accession number

Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung P. 11766 + 14046


Editio princeps:

∙ Treu, Kurt. 1970. "Neue Berliner Septuagintafragmente". Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete 20. 47 and plate no. 3.

Additional bibliography:

∙ Rahlfs, Alfred and Detlef Fraenkel. 2004 (1914). Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments. Göttingen. 29, descr. no. 835.

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 32.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 649", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,