Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1007

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Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1007 (LXXP.Oxy.VII.1007) is a fragment of a Septuagint manuscript (LXX). The manuscript was discovered in Oxyrhynchus, modern El-Bahnasa, Egypt. The manuscript has been palaeographically dated to the 3rd century CE. The manuscript is currently kept in the department of manuscripts in the British library, London (Inv. 2047).

Description[change | change source]

The manuscript contains sections of the Book of Genesis (2:7-9, 2:16-19 recto; 2:23-3:1, 3:6-8 verso), with the Name of God "abbreviated by doubling the initial yod, written with in the shape of a z with a horizontal line through the middle, and carried unbroken through both characters zz."[1]

History[change | change source]

The manuscript was published in The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, part VII, edited and translated by Arthur S. Hunt, London, 1910, pages 1 and 2. It was catalogued with the number 907 in the list of manuscripts of the Septuagint as classified by Alfred Rahlfs, and also signed as Van Haelst. It is given the identification 3113 on the Leuven Database of Ancient Books[permanent dead link].[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bruce M. Metzger (1981). Manuscripts of the Greek Bible: An Introduction to Palaeography. Oxford University Press. p. 34. ISBN 9780195365320.
  2. Larry W. Hurtado (2006). The Earliest Christian Artifacts: Manuscripts and Christian Origins. Sheffield: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. pp. 210. ISBN 0-8028-2895-7.

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