GREEK BIBLE - EXODUS

MS 187
MS Short Title GREEK BIBLE - EXODUS
Text BIBLE: EXODUS 4:17 - 6:12; 7:12 - 21
Description MS in Greek on papyrus, Egypt, mid 4th c., 5 ff., 26x16 cm, originally 28x16 cm, single column, (22x12 cm), 32 lines in an expert Greek uncial.
Binding
Context 1 f. with Exodus 6:28 - 7:12 in Antonovich Collection, Paris.
Provenance 1. François Antonovich, Paris (1981-1988); 2. Bruce Ferrini, Akron, Ohio.
Commentary

From a very early Exodus papyrus codex that originally contained 4 quires of 11 bifolia each, in all 88 ff. A doubled sewing chord with remains of brown leather reinforcement is preserved in the bifolium. There are relatively few papyri of Exodus in Greek, and the present MS is the most substantial one. The texts preserved here are not otherwise extant on papyrus. Together with Codex Vaticanus the oldest Septuagint Exodus.

The present shows a very suggestive state of the Greek Septuagint text before the critical work of Origenes, i.e. a preorigenian but already partly hebraised text. Rahlfs no. 866.

Published To be published by Olivier Munnich and Rosario Pintaudi in the series “Manuscripts in The Schøyen Collection”, Greek Papyri, vol. 2.
Exhibited XVI Congress of the International Organization for the study of the Old Testament. Faculty of Law Library, University of Oslo, 29 July - 7 August 1998.
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Place of origin Egypt
Dates mid 4c AD

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