|TM ID||TM 61823|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||- ()||Class||Textual|
Gregory-Aland P25; 𝔓25; NT25
Papyrus fragment from a codex containing the Second Gospel of Matthew 18 - 19.
The fragment measures 10 x 22 cm, and the text is arranged in two columns per page. Recto preserves 9 lines in both col. i and col. ii, while the verso preserves 8 lines in col. i and 9 lines in col. ii. The size of the folio is estimated to have been 25 x 24 cm originally, with 23-25 lines of text per column.
The hand is described by the ed. pr. as a biblical majuscule, which he placed in the 5/6th c. For punctuation, the scribe made use of high-dots. The text also contains several diaereses and nomina sacra.
The fragment was first understood by the ed. pr. to be a copy of the Greek Diatessaron by Tatian. The content was later identified as Matt 18-19 (passim) corrupted by Tatianian glosses; see Peters 1940: 51-55. The text can be classified as a diatessaric type, and the passages preserved are Matt 18:32-34; 19:1-3, 5-7, and 9-10 with Tatianian glosses.
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra|
Palaeography. The ed. pr. placed the fragment in 5/6th c. Aland settled for 375-400 whereas Jaroš 2006 suggested 275-325. It has since been assessed to belong to the second half of the 5th c. by W. Clarysse and P. Orsini; see Clarysse / Orsini (2012): 463 and 470.
|Absolute/relative date||Relative date|
Provenance is unknown. The fragment was acquired by Carl Schmidt in 1937.
Berlin, SMPK Egyptian Museum, P. 16388.