Title

A New Fragment of the Protevangelium Jacobi

Keywords

Protevangelium Jacobi, Christianity, Biblical Studies, papyrus

Abstract

This single, mutilated leaf from a papyrus codex consists of twelve lines of text written in a nearly upright biblical uncial. The practiced scribal hand has consistent spacing of letters and serifs adorning τ, χ, κ, and η. A dieresis is written above iota in line 4, and an apostrophe marks the end of Iωακειμ (line 7), which may indicate that the name lacked an ordinary Greek declension. Joseph van Haelst originally dated the hand to the beginning of the fourth century, and its similarities to P.Oxy. 1250 and 4804 confirm a fourth century dating.1

Original Publication Citation

Thomas A. Wayment and Alex Ladenheim, “A New Fragment of the Protevangelium Jacobi.” Harvard Theological Review 104 (2011): 381–384.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2011-07-15

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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