Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 5101

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The Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 5101

Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 5101, designated P.Oxy.LXXVII 5101 contains fragments of a manuscript in Koine Greek of the Septuaginta (LXX), written on papyrus in scroll form. It has been dated palaeographycally to have been written between 50 and 150 C.E.


The manuscript was discovered at Oxyrhynchus, and has been catalogued with number P. Oxy 5101. The manuscript has been given an Alfred Rahlfs number of 2227 in the list of the manuscripts of the Septuaginta. The fragments were published in 2011 by Danielę Colomo and W.B. Henry in The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, vol LXXVII (77).


These fragments contain Psalms 26:9-14; 44:4-8; 47:13-15; 48:6-21; 49:2-16; 63:6-64:5 according to the numbering of the Septuaginta. “This is probably the earliest extant copy of the Septuagint Psalms.”[1] The text was written by an inexperienced writer in uncial script characters. Fragments of six columns are preserved. The manuscript contains the tetragrammaton to represent the Divine Name of God (Yahweh), written in archaic Hebrew characters (Palaeo-Hebrew script 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄).[2]

Actual location[edit]

The manuscript is currently housed in the Papyrology section of the Sackler Library at Oxford (20 3B.36/J(4)B + 27 3B.38/N(1)B + 27 3B.41/J(1-2)c).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Larry Hurtado. "New Oxyrhynchus Manuscripts". Retrieved July 2, 2013.
  2. ^ Amin Benaissa. "The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Vol. LXXVII (London 2011) by Amin Benaissa". Retrieved December 14, 2012.


  • Daniela Colomo, W.B. Henry. "P. Oxy. 77 5101". Leuven Database of Ancient Books. Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  • Daniela Colomo, W.B. Henry (2011). Oxyrhynchus Papyri LXXVII. The Egypt Exploration Society. pp. 1–11. ISBN 978-0-85698-204-0.

External links[edit]

  • D. Colomo; W. B. Henry. "P.Oxy.LXXVII 5101". Oxyrhynchus Online. The Oxyrhynchus Papyri vol. LXXVII. Retrieved June 20, 2013.