University of Chicago Library, Goodspeed Manuscript Collection Ms. 9351 (OIM), New Testament. Revelation (Oxyrhynchus Revelation Fragment). Greg. 0163. Al-Bashnasā, Egypt (ancient Oxyrhynchus)? 4th or 5th century.

Contents

Revelation fragment in Greek. Contains Revelation 16:17-20. Formerly Goodspeed Ms. Grk. 5.

  1. fol. [1r]
  2. fol. [1v]

Physical Description

Support

Parchment. 38 x 86 mm (approximate surface area).

Number of Leaves

1 leaf (partial).

Writing

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

Condition

Slight discoloration of the parchment support.

Binding Description

Mounted in glass.

History

Origin

The manuscript to which the present fragment belonged was written in the 4th or 5th 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 9351: Oxyrhynchus Papyri pt. 6 #848).

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. 35.