Title

A Reexamination of the Text of P.Oxy. 2949

Keywords

Image reconstruction, Images, Inks, Gospels, Scholarly literature, Critical readings, Church fathers

Abstract

Recently, Paul Foster has pointed out several significant obstacles to equating P.Oxy. 2949 and the Gospel of Peter (Akhmim Codex).1 Fosters conclusions are based primarily on what he considers hasty and overly optimistic reconstructions of P.Oxy. 2949 in the editio princeps and subsequent studies.2 Of particular impor tance in the discussion is whether line 5 of R. A. Coles's reconstruction, which includes the name e a , is accurately reconstructed, or whether Coles was encouraged to restore the name to create a stronger parallel with the Akhmim text.3 Several other readings also are called into question in Fosters minimalist recon struction, as well as the text of the smaller fragment, which Coles originally placed to the bottom left of the original fragment.4

Original Publication Citation

“A Reexamination of the Text of P.Oxy. 2949.” Journal of Biblical Literature 128 (2009): 375–382.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Journal of Biblical Literature

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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