New article on P83 and 0244
- "Neutestamentliche Texte aus Khirbet Mird P83 und 0244"
Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 85/4 (2009) 467-478
The University of Leuven (Belgium) preserves a collection of various
fragments found in Khirbet Mird in 1952. Among them are fragments of three
codices with text of the New Testament, two of which (P83, 0244) are here
published with detailed manuscript descriptions and palaeographical and
codicological notes. Complete transcriptions and photographs are also
included. P83 exists in two small fragments of a Matthew codex, which can be
dated to the 6th century. The text of one of them has been lost since about
1980 because of a water damage; it can only be read from earlier
photographs. Of the majuscule 0244 there exists only one fragment - written
on parchment - which belonged to a codex with text from Acts. It can be
dated to the 5th century. Because of its unusual line division it seems to
be originally a bilingual manuscript.
Wieland Willker, Bremen, Germany