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TM 61783 / LDAB 2936 Record to be adopted by: you?

Stable URI (with TM ID): www.trismegistos.org/text/61783

also known as P4; 𝔓4; 𝔓64; 𝔓67; Gregory-Aland P4; Gregory-Aland 𝔓4; Gregory-Aland 𝔓64; Gregory-Aland 𝔓67; Magdalen Papyrus; Jezus Papyrus

TM Gallery info The Magdalen Papyrus (TM 61783) comes from Koptos in Egypt and preserves a few lines of the New Testament according to Matthew. Purchased in 1901, the fragments were donated to Magdalen College in Oxford, where they still are today. The papyrus is famous because Carsten Thiede dated it to the mid 1st century AD and published a book 'Eyewitness to Jesus' presenting the text. This thesis was not widely accepted and the scholarly consensus is now that the fragments date to the late 2nd century or even later.


Date: mid 2nd - 3rd century AD: AD 150 - 299
cf. Gatercole, Novum Testamentum 2012, p. 223-234

Provenance: Koptos (Qift) - Egypt (UThe region ca. 3rd cent. BC - AegyptusThe Roman provincia or regio ca. 2nd cent. AD) [found]
Alexandria ? - Egypt (LThe region ca. 3rd cent. BC - AegyptusThe Roman provincia or regio ca. 2nd cent. AD) [written]

Language/script: Greek (paleography: biblical majuscule)

Material: papyrus

Incompletely preserved

Book form: codex (5 fol.); columns per page: 2; number of lines per page: [36]

Authors / works: Testamentum novum, Matthaeus (Greek), Evangelium secundum Matthaeum: 3.9, 15; 5.20-22, 25-28; 26.7-33 (with title on fly-leaf) (direct attestation)
Testamentum novum, Lucas (Greek), Evangelium secundum Lucam: 1 - 6 passim (direct attestation)

Culture & genre: literature — prose, bible, gospel (religion: christian)

Recto/Verso: Ro/Vo

Reuse type: in the codex joined with: TM 62376

Note: reused as binding of LDAB 3541

More info: DCLPDigital Corpus of Literary Papyri => 14624 links in TM, NT.VMRNew Testament Virtual Manuscript Room => 324 links in TM, WikipediaWikipedia => 907 links in TM

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