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Artefact ID703
TM IDTM 62065
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumSheet/roll, Uncertain
Text contentLiterary


Papyrus fragment containing Isaiah 49:16-18.

The fragment measures 7 x 5 cm, and preserves 10 lines of text arranged in one column. The verso is blank.

There has been suggested the possibility that the fragment constituted the last folio in a papyrus codex, thus ending the codex on Isa 49:21; see ed. pr.

For punctuation, there is one high-dot in l. 3. There is also preserved one nomen sacrum (l. 9; κ(ύριο)ς with supralinear stroke).

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

Palaeography. The ed. pr. placed the fragment in the 4th c. It is also listed as 3rd c. in Rahlfs/Fraenkel (descr. 904).

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Provenance is unknown. The fragment was acquired by Carl Schmidt in Giza in 1912.

Accession number

Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung P. 13422.


Editio princeps:

∙ Stegmüller, Otto. 1939. Berliner Klassikertexte VIII: Berliner Septuagintafragmente. Papyrus no. 21.

Additional bibliography:

∙ Aland, Kurt. 1976. Repertorium der griechischen christlichen Papyri: 1. Biblische Papyri: Altes Testament, Neues Testament, Varia, Apokryphen. Altes Testament 136.

∙ Rahlfs, Alfred and Detlef Fraenkel. 2004 (1914). Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments. Göttingen. 31, descr. no. 904 .

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 301.

∙ Turner, Eric G. 1977. The Typology of the Early Codex. University of Pennsylvania Press. Description no. 200.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 703", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,