Early Christian Manuscripts: Examples of Applied Method and by Thomas J. Kraus, Tobias Nicklas

By Thomas J. Kraus, Tobias Nicklas

For the reconstruction of early Christianity, the lives of early Christians, their global of rules, their methods of residing, and their literature. Early Christian manuscripts - files and literary texts - are pivotal archaeological artefacts. besides the fact that, the manuscripts frequently got here to us in fragmentary stipulations, incomplete or with gaps and lacking traces. Others seem to shape a corpus, belong to an archive, or are hooked up with one another so far as subject or function are involved. the current assortment contains of 9 essays approximately person or a collection of definite manuscripts. With their essays the authors objective to offer certain ways to early Christian manuscripts and, as a result, display methodically how you can care for them. The scope of themes levels from the reconstruction of fragmentary manuscripts to the importance of amulets and from the dialogue of person fragments to the dealing with of the recognized manuscripts of a particular Christian textual content or an entire archive of papyri.

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J. Kraus and T. Nicklas, Das Petrusevangelium und die Petrusapokalypse: Die griechischen Fragmente mit deutscher und englischer Übersetzung 26 thomas j. kraus All in all, the fragmentary lines have certain affinities with Mark 14:26–30 and Matt 26:30–34 respectively, the scene on the Mount of Olives with the two cockcrows before Peter’s denial. G 2325 is obviously very close to the Markan version: (a) l. 6 of the papyrus resembles Mark 14:30 (πρὶν ἢ δὶς ἀλέκτορα φωνῆσαι; but see Matt 26:34: πρὶν ἀλέκτορα φωνῆσαι) and both texts show the exact word order of the citation of the Septuagint version of Zech 13:7 (πατάξατε τοὺς ποιμένας και ἐκσπ́σατε τὰ πρόβατα; cf.

94 Cf. G. Bickell, “Zum Evangelienfragment Raineri,” MPER 2–3 (1887) 41 (φαγεῖν ὡς ἐξ ἔθους). 95 Cf. G. Bickell, “Ein letztes Wort über das Papyrus-Evangelium,” MPER 5 (1892) 79 (λαγεῖν ὡσαύτως). 96 Cf. C. 2; Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1906), 174. reconstructing fragmentary manuscripts 25 collections and translations.  .  . l. 5: pap. π̇ετ̇ Some words can easily be determined so that adding word divisions is a facile job.  . l. 5: pap. π̇ετ̇ (in red ink) Hence, the considerable number of particular words—no matter if their morphological form is complete on the papyrus scrap or still needs restoration—forms a solid basis for the reconstruction of the text to follow.

88 D. G. B. ” Translation from Kraus, “Other Gospel Fragments: 4. Mert. 51” (see n. 82) 260 n. 6. 89 Bagnall, “Restoring the Text of Documents” (see n. 7), 113, and idem, Reading Papyri (see n. 10), 31. 90 Cf. the dictum by Bagnall, Reading Papyri (see n. G 2325, the “Fayûm Fragment,” in Kraus, “Other Gospel Fragments: 1. G 2325: The ‘Fayûm Fragment’” (see n. 82), 219–227 and plate 9. 24 thomas j. kraus publication in 188592 caused a temporary stir, which rapidly died down. G 2325 should be considered as a potential witness to the Gospel of Peter,93 interest in this papyrus, the so-called “Fayûm Fragment”, arose anew.

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