A New Fragment of the Protevangelium Jacobi
Protevangelium Jacobi, Christianity, Biblical Studies, papyrus
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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wayment, Thomas A. and Ladenheim, Alexander, "A New Fragment of the Protevangelium Jacobi" (2011). Faculty Publications. 3665.
Cambridge University Press
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