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Artefact ID782
TM IDTM 107734
Findspot (DEChriM ID)29   (al-Mudil)
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary

Codex Scheide

Codex with the Gospel of Matthew (Mt) in Coptic (M) and a Doxology in Greek and in Coptic (M) 

Selection criteriaLiterary genre (Biblical)
Date from401
Date to500
Dating criteria

Dialect, Codicology; note that Schenke dismissed a proposed date into 4th cent. emphatically, which has been attributed to the codex earlier

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context

al-Mudil (so discussed as possibility by Schenke in combination with Codex Glazier in Schenke 1991: 5), other scholars associated the codex with the Bodmer manuscripts, but the area of Oxyrhynchos seems more likely

Accession number

Princeton, University Library, Scheide MS (codex Scheide)

Codex Scheide


Editio princeps

• Schenke, Hans-Martin. 1981. Das Matthäus-Evangelium im mittelägyptischen Dialekt des Koptischen (Codex Scheide), Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur 127. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag.

Additional bibliography

• Metzger, Bruce M. 1976. "An Early Coptic Manuscript of the Gospel According to Matthew." In Studies in New Testament Language and Text. Essays in Honour of George D. Kilpatrick on the Occasion of his sixty-fifth Birthday, edited by James Keith Elliott, 301–12. Leiden: Brill.

• Schenke, Hans-Martin. 1991. Apostelgeschichte 1,1–15,3 im mittelägyptischen Dialekt des Koptischen (Codex Glazier), Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der altchristlichen Literatur 137. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag (discussion of codicology, grammar, and datation in relation to codex Scheide).

Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 782", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt,
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