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Artefact ID725
TM IDTM 61704
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

Gregory-Aland P8; 𝔓8; NT8; Gregory 1909: 1086-1090

A bifolio from a codex containing Luke, Acts of the Apostles 4-6 passim.

The papyrus fragment measures 19 x 24.2 cm, and preserves 4 columns of text containing 29, 28, 28 and 25 lines of text respectively. The codex is estimated to have measured approx. 25 x 15 cm originally.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical), Nomina sacra
Date from300
Date to350
Dating criteria

Palaeography. Placed in the first half of the 4th c. by the palaeographers W. Clarysse and P. Orsini; see Clarysse/Orsini 2012: 469.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Provenance is unknown. The fragment was gifted by Émile Charles Adalbert Brugsch in 1897.

Accession number

Previously in Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung P. 8683. The fragment is now lost.


Editio princeps:

· Gregory, Caspar René. 1909. Textkritik des Neuen Testamentes. Vol. 3. Leipzig. 1086-1090.

Additional bibliography:

· Aland, Kurt. 1976. Repertorium der griechischen christlichen Papyri: 1. Biblische Papyri: Altes Testament, Neues Testament, Varia, Apokryphen. Neues Testament 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. 4921-4940, no. 3.7.

∙ Salonius, A. H. 1927. "Die griechischen Handschriftenfragmente des Neuen Testaments in den Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin".  Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 26. 97–119.

· van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Paris. Description no. 477.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 725", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,