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.
Gospel of Mark fragment in Greek. Contains Mark 10:50-51, 11:11-12. Formerly Goodspeed Ms. Grk. 4.
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ΕΙΣ ΒΗΘΑΝΙΑΝ ΜΕ
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Parchment. 54 x 83 mm (approximate surface area).
Number of Leaves
1 leaf (partial).
Written in uncial script in dark brown ink (some fading).
Portions of the leaf fragment are discolored owing to damage from water or fire.
Mounted in glass.
The manuscript to which the present fragment belonged is judged to have been written in the 5th or 6th century, possibly at Oxyrhynchus, the present-day Al-Bashnasā, Egypt where it was discovered.
The Egyptologist Bernard Grenfell (1869-1926) and the Papyrologist Arthur Hunt (1871-1934), both of Oxford University's Queen's College, found the fragment while excavating the site under the auspices of the Egypt Exploration Society.
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).
- Merrill Mead Parvis, The Story of the Goodspeed Collection ([Chicago]: s.n., 1952), pp. 3-4.
- 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.