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Bibil Identifier bibil:211617
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) 𝕻50 (P.Yale I 3) and the Question of Its Function
Author Cook, John Granger
Edited book Early Christian Manuscripts
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 115-128 Pages
Genre Original
Notes P. 127-128: images.
Abstract The purpose for P50 (P.Yale I 3), which comprises two selections from Acts (8:26-32, 10:26-31), has long been debated. The first editor, Carl Kraeling, believed that the text might have been for "missionary or homiletic purposes or both." A number of subsequent scholars concluded that it was an amulet. The criteria used for evaluating texts as Christian amulets need to be reevaluated. There are several indications that P50 may have had a function other than use as an amulet. One is the nature of folded documents in antiquity. The other is the reception of the texts from Acts in ancient Christian literature.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism : Greek Texts : Manuscripts : Papyrus : P 50
Pericopes Acts of the Apostles 8,26-8,32
Acts of the Apostles 10,26-10,31
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