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Bibil Identifier bibil:223576
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Earliest Manuscript Title of Matthew’s Gospel (BnF Suppl. gr. 1120 ii 3 / 𝔓4)
Author Gathercole, Simon
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 54, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 209-235 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A flyleaf bearing the title of Matthew’s gospel, found with the Luke fragments of 4 (henceforth P4), has been neglected in studies of P4 as well as in editions of the Greek New Testament. This article publishes for the first time a photograph of the flyleaf, and seeks to provide an accurate transcription of the often misspelled title. It also discusses the various factors impinging upon the date of the fragment, such as the Philo codex in which it was found and the apostrophe in the middle of Matthew’s name. A date in the late second or early third century makes best sense of the evidence, making this neglected flyfleaf the earliest manuscript title of Matthew’s gospel.
DOI 10.1163/156853612X650084
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism : Greek Texts : Manuscripts : Papyrus : P 4
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Synoptic Gospels : Gospel of Matthew
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Title (Heading)
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