Papyrus 72 and the Bodmer Miscellaneous Codex

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The Bodmer miscellaneous codex contains not only P72 (Jude, 1-2 Peter), but eight other biblical and Christian writings as well. Three independent sections (I-II-III) of the codex have been identified and a different sequence than the traditional is suggested as original. There are strong connections between sections I and III and they probably followed in sequence. The most significant connection is P72 copied by one single scribe, who displays both a liturgical and theological tendency. This scribe may have been the final collector of the codex, a miscellany of an apologetic character, bearing the marks of incipient orthodoxy.


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  • Philosophy, Ethics and Religion


  • Nativity of Mary, Apology of Phileas, 2 Peter, 1 Peter, Jude, Textual criticism, Papyrology, Bodmer, Papyrus 72, P72, Ode of Solomon, 3 Corinthians, Ps 33, Ps 34
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-154
JournalNew Testament Studies
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (015017000)

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