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'Parchment Or Papyrus?': Some Remarks About The Significance Of Writing Material When Assessing Manuscripts

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Recently there have been a growing number of people who explicitly point out that the artifact with writing on both pages that was excavated in today's Behnesa in 1905, better known under its ancient name Oxyrhynchos, and edited by Bernard P. Grenfell and Arthur S. Hunt as 'Fragment of an Uncanonical Gospel' in 1908 is in fact not a papyrus but a parchment leaf. In an exemplary fashion and focusing on Oxyrhynchus Papyri (P.Oxy). V 840, such a methodical assessment has recently been demonstrated by Michael J. Kruger by raising questions about writing on one or both sides of the leaf, contents and extent of a preserved text, appearance, and material (papyrus, parchment).

Keywords: Oxyrhynchus Papyri (P.Oxy); papyrus; parchment leaf



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