Constellation Papyri

PB 3

Papyrus codex containing the Gospel According to John in Coptic (proto-Bohairic).
Description: The remains of this codex consist of 72 identifiable papyrus folios and numerous fragments. The original codex would have contained a complete copy of the Gospel According to John and Genesis 1:1-4:2 in proto-Bohairic. The leaves of this codex have been separated and mounted in glass plates. Only the middle leaves of the fourth quire still form a sheet, the other leaves are mounted individually. In addition to the 72 leaves under glass this collection also has three plates of fragments. Most of the first quire is missing with only fragments of the first and last pages of the quire remaining. The Gospel According to John appears first in the codex and ends halfway through a page. The verso of that page is blank. Genesis begins on a new page. The papyrus was partially worn at the time of the original text as evidenced by the way the scribe writes some words around tears in the papyrus (for further description see Sharp, Papyrus Bodmer III, 17). Robinson states that P.Bodmer 3 was brought to Geneva in September of 1955 by Phocion Tano along with P.Bodmer 2 (Robinson, The Story of the Bodmer Papyri, 40-41, 164).
Auteur: Anonyme
Titre: PB 3
Langue: Coptic
Nombre de scans: 156
Type: Manuscript
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