Title

A Potential Source for the Latin Preface in P.Oxy. XVIII 2194

Keywords

P.Oxy. XVIII 2194, Latin preface, Early Christianity

Abstract

Identifying the putative source behind the Latin préfacé of P.Oxy. XVIII 2194 has proven to be a very elusive endeavor.2 The editor of the text, who was rather certain that the préfacé represented some form of a quotation, believed that a biblical or even some extra-biblical allusion likely lay behind it since the author was a Christian and within the body of the letter the author quotes from Sirach.3 However, he was at somewhat of a loss to find a suitable match since there was no passage that readily lent itself. Neverthe less, by means of a conjectural emendation whereby he argued that unamortis ought instead to be read as immort{al)es he reasoned that perhaps a vague allusion could be found to Wisdom of Solomon 2:23-24,4 although he also noted that this could only apply to a relatively small portion of the passage (11. 4-5) as other words in the préfacé could not be found anywhere in t

Original Publication Citation

“A Potential Source for the Latin Preface in P.Oxy. XVIII 2194.” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 183 (2012): 72–74.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2012

Publisher

JSTOR

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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