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Artefact ID71
TM IDTM 107884
Findspot (DEChriM ID)30   (al-Ašmūnayn)
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

Probably private textual copy of John 20:19-31 in Coptic (S with L or A interferences, see below) in cursive handwriting

"For a mixture of Subachmimic and Sahidic two texts may be cited...[one] is a fragment of St. John XX given by Crum in 1939 to the Bodleian library; apparently it was found at Hermopolis. This text, probably of the late fourth century (Bell), is mainly Sahidic but shows forms...which link it up with Manichaean texts. Two forms are Bohairic..." (Kahle 1954, 240-241).

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Coptic language
Date from300
Date to399
Dating criteria

Cursive handwriting (Schenke 2006: 893-894)

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context-
Accession number

Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Copt. e. 150 (P)


Editio princeps

• Schenke, Gesa. 2006. "Das Erscheinen Jesu vor den Jüngern und der ungläubige Thomas: Johannes 20, 19-31." In Coptica–Gnostica–Manichaica: Mélanges offerts à Wolf-Peter Funk, edited by Louis Painchaud and Paul-Hubert Poirier. Bibliothèque Copte de Nag Hammadi Section "Études" 7, 893-904. Quebec: University of Laval Press.

Additional bibliography

• Kahle, Paul E. 1954. Bala'izah. Coptic Texts from Deir El-Bala'izah in Upper Egypt. Vol. 1, London: Oxford University Press, 240-241. 

• Schüssler, Karlheinz. 2010. Das sahidische Alte und Neue Testament sa 673–720, Biblia Coptica: Die koptischen Bibeltexte IV/3. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 139 [Sa 701].

Mary Jane Cuyler, Matthias Müller, 2020–21, 2021
Suggested citation
Mary Jane Cuyler, Matthias Müller, 2020–21, 2021, "Artefact ID 71", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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