|TM ID||TM 62348|
|Findspot (DEChriM ID)||- ()||Class||Textual|
P.Köln IV 174; P.Koeln IV 174; Pachomius' letter 07
Parchment fragments from a roll containing the Pachomian letters in Greek.
Three Kölner fragments measure 4,5 x 2,7 cm (fr. A); 8,5 x 2,2 cm (fr. B) and 5,2 x 2,3 cm (fr. C) and belong to the Chester Beatty roll containing the letters of Pachomius. The roll is supposedly an archival copy made for the Pachomian Monastic Library (probably at Pboou / Fāw al-Qiblī) of Pachomius' Letters 1-3, 7, 10 and 11a, and would have measured approximately 100 x 15 cm originally (consisting of 5 kollemata), with text on the flesh-side extending to the first third of the hair-side; see ed. pr. The text is arranged in one column with lines that are parallel to the shortside of the roll (rotulus).
The fragments preserve parts of 17 lines of the 30 lines missing from the Chester Beatty-roll in Letter 7 of the Pachomian letters. The verso (hair-side) is left blank, as the fragments were written on the fifth kollema which did not contain any text on the verso. The decreasing breadth of the column indicates that the text narrowed towards the end of the letter.
The hand is described as a semi-cursive bookhand with calligraphic tendencies; see ed. pr. The scribe does not employ accentuation regularly (mostly in the shape of a circumflex above eta and omega), and punctuation appears sparingly and in the shape of a mid/high-point. There are several diaereses and apostrophes, as well as abbreviations (on occasion, καί is abbreviated as well as line-end nu) and nomina sacra.
|Selection criteria||Literary genre (Theological), Nomina sacra, Writing medium suggestive of Christian context|
Palaeography. Dated to the 4th c. in the ed. pr., which was delineated to the second half of the 4th c. According to TM, Torallas Tovar 2021: 82 reassigned the document to 5th c.
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The provenance is unknown.
Cologne, University Papyrus Collection, P. 3288 + Dublin, Chester Beatty Library W 145 [W 129 on website]