University of Chicago Library, Goodspeed Manuscript Collection Ms. 2057 (OIM), New Testament. Gospels. Mark (Oxyrhynchus Mark Fragment). Greg. 069. Al-Bashnasā, Egypt (ancient Oxyrhynchus)? 5th or 6th century.

Contents

Gospel of Mark fragment in Greek. Contains Mark 10:50-51, 11:11-12. Formerly Goodspeed Ms. Grk. 4.

  1. fol. [1r] Mark 10:50-51.
    ΙΜ]ΑΤΙΟ
    [ΑΥΤΟΥ Α]ΝΑΣΤΑΣ ΗΛ
    ΘΕΝ ΠΡΟΣ ΤΟΝ ΙΝ ·
    ΚΑΙ ΑΠΟΚΡΙΘΕΙΣ ΛΕ
    ΓΕΙ ΑΥΤΩ Ο ΙΣ ΤΙ Θ[Ε
    ΛΕΙΣ ΠΟΙΗΣΩ ΣΟ[Ι
    Ο ΔΕ ΤΥΦΛΟΣ Ε[ΙΠΕ
  2. fol. [1v] Mark 11:11-12.
    Κ[ΑΙ ΕΙΣ ΤΟ ΙΕΡΟΝ
    ΚΑΙ [ΠΕΡΙΒΛΕΨΑΜΕ
    ΟΣ ΠΑ[ΝΤΑ ΟΨΙ
    ΑΣ ΗΔΗ ΟΥΣΗΣ ΤΗ[Σ
    ΩΡΑΣ ΕΞΗΛΘΕΝ
    ΕΙΣ ΒΗΘΑΝΙΑΝ ΜΕ
    [Τ]Α ΤΩΝ ΔΩΔΕΚΑ ·
    [Κ]ΑΙ ΤΗ ΕΠΑΥΡΙΟΝ

Physical Description

Support

Parchment. 54 x 83 mm (approximate surface area).

Number of Leaves

1 leaf (partial).

Writing

Written in uncial script in dark brown ink (some fading).

Condition

Portions of the leaf fragment are discolored due to damage from water or fire.

Binding Description

Mounted in glass.

History

Origin

The manuscript to which the present fragment belonged was written in the 5th or 6th century, possibly at Oxyrhynchus, the present-day Al-Bashnasā, Egypt where it was discovered.

Provenance

The Egyptologist Bernard Grenfell (1869-1926) and the Papyrologist Arthur Hunt (1871-1934), both of Oxford University's Queen's College, unearthed the fragment while excavating the site under the auspices of the Egypt Exploration Society.

Acquisition

Presented to the University of Chicago in the early 20th century by the Egypt Exploration Society as part of a distribution of documents to institutions which supported the Oxyrhynchus excavations. The fragment is held in the collection of the Oriental Institute Museum (OIM 2057: Oxyrhynchus Papyri pt. 1 #3).

Bibliography

  1. Merrill Mead Parvis, The Story of the Goodspeed Collection ([Chicago]: s.n., 1952), pp. 3-4.
  2. New Testament manuscript traditions. An exhibition based on the Edgar J. Goodspeed Collection of the University of Chicago Library, the Joseph Regenstein Library, January-March, 1973. University of Chicago. Library. Dept. of Special Collections. Exhibition catalogs ([Chicago: s.n., 1973]), 36, no. 36.