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Artefact ID726
TM IDTM 61791
Findspot (DEChriM ID)-   ()
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

ZNTW 26 (1927): 99-100; Gregory-Aland 0160; Uncial 0160

Lower part of a parchment folio containing the Second Gospel of Matthew 26:25-36.

The fragment measures approx. 9 x 6.5 cm, and contains 20 lines on the recto, 12 lines on the verso.

The text was originally arranges in two columns with approx. 24 lines per column. There is no apparent punctuation or visible diacritical aids, and nomina sacra cannot be reliably deduced from the text.

The hand is an uncial.

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical)
Date from300
Date to350
Dating criteria

Palaeography. The ed. pr. places the fragment in the 4th c., but it has since been dated to the first half of the 4th c. by the palaeographers W. Clarysse and P. Orsini; see Clarysse / Orsini 2012: 472.

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

Provenance is unknown. The fragment was acquired by Otto Rubensohn in 1902.

Accession number

Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung P. 9961


Editio princeps:

Salonius, A. H. 1927. "Die griechischen Handschriftenfragmente des Neuen Testaments in den Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin". Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 26. 99-100.

Additional bibliography:

∙ Clarysse, Willy and Pasquale Orsini. 2012. "Early new testament manuscripts and their dates: A critique of theological palaeography". Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 88. 443-474.

· Gregory, Caspar René. 1908. Textkritik des Neuen Testamentes. Vol. 1. J.C. Hinrichs: Leipzig. 44.

∙ Jaroš, Karl. 2006. Das Neue Testament nach den ältesten griechischen Handschriften (CD-Rom). Wien-Würzburg: Echter. 4874-4885, no. 3.4.

∙ van Haelst, Joseph. 1976. Catalogue des papyrus littéraires juifs et chrétiens. Description no. 379.

Sofia Heim, 2021
Suggested citation
Sofia Heim, 2021, "Artefact ID 726", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,