Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 3522

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Papyrus LXX Oxyrhynchu 3522

The Papyrus LXX Oxyrhynchus 3522, signed as P.Oxy.L 3522 – is a small fragment of the Greek Septuaginta (LXX) written in papyrus, in scroll form. As one of the manuscripts discovered at Oxyrhynchus it has been catalogued with the number 3522. Palaeographically it has been dated to the 1st century CE.


P. J. Parson claim that its text “stands closer to the LXX rather than the literal accurate version of Symmachus the Ebionite."[1] This fragment contains Job 42,11-12, and contains the tetragrammaton in paleo-Hebrew.[2][3] According to Philip Wesley Comfort, YHWH was written from right to left.[4] This is one of the fragments of the Septuagint with the Divine Name.

The fragment was published in 1983 by P. J. Parsons in The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, vol. L (50).

Also the fragment is catalogued with number 857 in the list of manuscripts of the Septuagint as the classification of Alfred Rahlfs, also as LDAB 3079.[5]


The manuscript is kept in the Papyrology department of the Sackler library in Oxford as (P.Oxy.L 3522).

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  1. ^ Michael P. Theophilos. Recently Discovered Greek Papyri and Parchment of the Psalter from the Oxford Oxyrhynchus Manuscripts: Implications for Scribal Practice and Textual Transmission. Australian Catholic University.
  2. ^ Emanuel Tov (2001). Uitgeverij Van Gorcum (ed.). Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible. Minneapolis: Fortress Press; Assen: Royal Van Gorcum. p. 220. ISBN 0-8006-3429-2.
  3. ^ Alan K. Bowman (1983). The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, Part L. London: The British Academy & The Egypt Exploration Fund. pp. 1–3.
  4. ^ Philip Wesley Comfort (2005). Encountering the Manuscripts: An Introduction to New Testament Paleography & Textual Criticism. B&H Publishing Group. p. 208. ISBN 9780805431452.
  5. ^ Larry W. Hurtado (2006). The Earliest Christian Artifacts: Manuscripts and Christian Origins. Sheffield: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. p. 213. ISBN 0-8028-2895-7.


  • P. J. Parsons. "P.Oxy.L 3522". Oxyrhynchus Online. The Oxyrhynchus Papyri vol. L. Retrieved April 21, 2012.

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