Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1007

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The Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 1007 (also signed as LXXP.Oxy.VII.1007) is a fragment of a Septuagint manuscript (LXX) written in two columns on parchment in codex form. This is one of the manuscripts discovered at Oxyrhynchus. The manuscript has been assigned palaeographically to the 3rd century. Currently the manuscript is kept in the department of manuscripts, in British library located in London (Inv. 2047).


The manuscript contains sections of the Book of Genesis (2:7-9, 2:16-19 recto; 2:23-3:1, 3:6-8 verso). The fragment is difficult to identify as either Christian or Jewish, as on the barely legible recto side (in Gen 2:18) it contains the nomen sacrum ΘΣ (characteristic of Christian manuscripts) and the name of God written with a double Yodh (characteristic of Jewish manuscripts).[1]


This fragment was published in The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, part VII, edited and translated by Artur S. Hunt, London, 1910, pages 1 and 2.

This fragment was catalogued with the number 907 in the list of manuscripts of the Septuagint as classified by Alfred Rahlfs and also signed as VH 5 y LDAB 3113.[2]


  1. ^ Robert James Victor Hiebert; Claude E. Cox; Peter John Gentry (2001). The Old Greek Psalter: Studies in Honour of Albert Pietersma. Sheffield: Sheffield Acad. Press. p. 129. ISBN 1-84127-209-4.
  2. ^ Larry W. Hurtado (2006). The Earliest Christian Artifacts: Manuscripts and Christian Origins. Sheffield: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. p. 210. ISBN 0-8028-2895-7.


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