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Artefact ID704
TM IDTM 61971 / LDAB 3129
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

Treu 1970: 52-53; Van Haelst 42.

Parchment fragment containing Exodus 34:35 - 35:8.

The four fragments constitute parts of a folio measuring 11 x 5 cm, preserving 20 lines of text on both recto and verso. Upper and lower margins measure approx. 0.5 cm, and side margins measure 1.6 cm.

The ed. pr. describes the hand as a neat and small, angular, right-leaning uncial.

For punctuation, the scribe employs mid-points, and the text contains several nomina sacra and line-end abbreviations of nu. 

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

Palaeography. Dated to the 3/4th c. by the ed. pr., before being placed in the 4th c. by the palaeographer P. Orsini in a letter.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Provenance is unknown.

Accession number

Berlin, SMPK Egyptian Museum, P. 14039.


Editio princeps:

∙ Treu, Kurt. 1970. "Neue Berliner Septuagintafragmente". Archiv für Papyrusforschung 20. 52-53.

Additional bibliography:

∙ Rahlfs, Alfred and Detlef Fraenkel. 2004 (1914). Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments. Göttingen. 32, descr. no. 836.

∙ Treu, Kurt. 1974. "Christliche Papyri IV". Archiv für Papyrusforschung 22/23. 369.

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 42.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 704", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,