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Artefact ID701
TM IDTM 61758
Findspot (DEChriM ID)30   (al-Ašmūnayn)
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

Gregory-Aland 0188; Uncial 0188

Parchment fragment containing the Second Gospel of Mark 11:11-17. The verso presents traces of Mark 11:21 (col. i) and 11:23-25; see Treu 1966: 24.

The fragment is rather well-preserved and measures 13 x 11 cm (acc. to INTF; 13.5 x 11 cm in the ed. pr.). The textual area has been delineated by scratchings in the parchment, and the text is arranged in two columns per page. On the flesh-side, col. i contains 18 lines of text; col. ii, 21 lines. On the hair-side, the writing is badly effaced and is preserved in 21 lines in col. i, and in 19 lines in col. ii.

The hand is a relatively upright majuscule.

The scribe employs high-points for punctuation. The text furthermore contains several diaereses (as well as a diacritical line above the iota in l. 7 of col. i of the recto) and several nomina sacra.

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

Palaeography. Diversely dated. The ed. pr. placed the fragment in the 7th c., which was accepted by Aland (see Aland 1969: 8). K. Treu, when identifying the additional passages of the Gospel of Mark on the verso, placed the fragment in the 4th c. or in the beginning of the 5th; see Treu 1966: 24 and for a 5th c. date, Clarysse / Orsini 2012: 472.

Nestle-Aland 1994 suggested a range 300-400 and Jaroš 2006 placed it in 275-325.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Acquired by Hans Bernhard Ambrosius Abel in 1911 in al-Ašmūnayn.

Accession number

Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung P. 13416


Editio princeps:

• Salonius, A. H. 1927. "Die griechischen Handschriftenfragmente des Neuen Testaments in den Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin". Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 26. 100-102.

Additional bibliography:

• Aland, Kurt. 1969. Materialien zur neutestamentlichen Handschriftenkunde. Arbeiten zur neutestamenlichen Textforschung 3. Berlin, 8.

• Clarysse, Willy and Pasquale Orsini. 2012. "Early new testament manuscripts and their dates: A critique of theological palaeography". Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 88. 443-474.

• Jaroš, Karl. 2006. Das Neue Testament nach den ältesten griechischen Handschriften (CD-Rom). Wien-Würzburg: Echter. 4843-4850, no. 3.1.

• Treu, Kurt. 1961. "Zur vermeintlichen Kontraktion von ΙΕΡΟΣΟΛΥΜΑ in 0188, Berlin P. 13416". Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 52. 278–280.

• Treu, Kurt. 1966. "Neue Neutestamentliche Fragmente Der Berliner Papyrussamlung". Archiv für Papyrusforschung 18. 24.

• van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 396.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 701", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,