Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 3522

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Papyrus LXX Oxyrhynchus 3522

The Papyrus LXX Oxyrhynchus 3522, (signed as P.Oxy.L 3522: Rahlfs 857) – is a small fragment of the Greek Septuagint (LXX) written on papyrus. It is a scroll. This manuscript was discovered at Oxyrhynchus, about160 kilometres (99 mi) south of Cairo. It has been catalogued with the number 3522. Palaeographically it has been dated to the 1st century CE.

This fragment contains Job 42,11-12, and the tetragrammaton in paleo-Hebrew (Phoenician he.pngPhoenician waw.pngPhoenician he.pngPhoenician yodh.png).[1][2] According to Philip Wesley Comfort, YHWH was written from right to left.[3]

Greek text according to A. R. Meyer:

κ]αι εθαυμασαν οσα επ[ηγα
γε]ν ο Phoenician he.pngPhoenician waw.pngPhoenician he.pngPhoenician yodh.png επαυτον εδ[ωκε
δε ]αυτω εκαστος αμναδα μι
αν] και τετραχμον χρυσουν
α]σημον ο δε Phoenician he.pngPhoenician waw.pngPhoenician he.pngPhoenician yodh.png‎‎ ευλογη
σ]εν τα εσχατα ϊωβ η τα [εμ
π]ροσθεν ην δε τα κτ[ηνη
αυτου προβα]τα μυρια[ τε [4]:232

Location[change | change source]

The manuscript is kept in the Papyrology department of the Sackler library in Oxford as (P.Oxy.L 3522).

References[change | change source]

  1. Emanuel Tov (2001). Uitgeverij Van Gorcum (ed.). Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible. Minneapolis: Fortress Press; Assen: Royal Van Gorcum. p. 220. ISBN 0-8006-3429-2.
  2. Alan K. Bowman (1983). The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, Part L. London: The British Academy & The Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 1–3.
  3. Philip Wesley Comfort (2005). Encountering the Manuscripts: An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & Textual Criticism. B&H Publishing Group. p. 208. ISBN 9780805431452.
  4. Anthony R. Meyer, The Divine Name in Early Judaism: Use and Non-Use in Aramaic, Hebrew, and Greek (McMaster University, 2017)