P. Feinberg 2 Fragment, Possibly Psalm 104

P. Feinberg 2 Fragment, Possibly Psalm 104

Collection ID

PAP.000501

Type

Papyrus

Date

ca. 300–800 CE

Geography

Egypt

Language

Coptic

Medium

Ink on papyrus

Dimensions

2 × 3.3 in. (5 × 8.5 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


Lawrence Feinberg worked on the papyrus collection at Columbia University in the late 1960s. This small papyrus piece sparked a lengthy correspondence between Feinberg and two professors from Brown University, Richard Parker and William R. Schoedel, about the difficulty of the Coptic in the fragment. Schoedel’s final letter to Feinberg concluded with, “We can all hope that the other fragments which you possess contain a more normal form of Coptic.” The text is tentatively identified with Psalm 104 (LXX 103), but further research is needed.

Purchased in 1966 by Lawrence Feinberg in Cairo, Egypt.[1] Sold at auction in 2012;[2] Acquired in 2012 by Art-Levant Antiquties [sic; per invoice] (Khader M. Baidun and Sons); Purchased in 2013 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Notes: [1] Lawrence Feinberg, “A Papyrus Text of I Kingdoms (I Samuel) (P. Feinberg 1),” Harvard Theological Review 62 (1969): 352. [2] Christie’s June 13, 2012, sale, “Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts,” lot 18.

Published References:

Lawrence Feinberg, “A Papyrus Text of I Kingdoms (I Samuel) (P. Feinberg 1),” Harvard Theological Review 62 (1969): 349–356.

Museum of the Bible Publications:

Bethany Jensen and A. Josiah Chappell, “The Legacy of Christian Egypt: 11th International Congress of Coptic Studies” (Oklahoma City, OK: Museum of the Bible, 2016).

description

Lawrence Feinberg worked on the papyrus collection at Columbia University in the late 1960s. This small papyrus piece sparked a lengthy correspondence between Feinberg and two professors from Brown University, Richard Parker and William R. Schoedel, about the difficulty of the Coptic in the fragment. Schoedel’s final letter to Feinberg concluded with, “We can all hope that the other fragments which you possess contain a more normal form of Coptic.” The text is tentatively identified with Psalm 104 (LXX 103), but further research is needed.


provenance

Purchased in 1966 by Lawrence Feinberg in Cairo, Egypt.[1] Sold at auction in 2012;[2] Acquired in 2012 by Art-Levant Antiquties [sic; per invoice] (Khader M. Baidun and Sons); Purchased in 2013 by Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Notes: [1] Lawrence Feinberg, “A Papyrus Text of I Kingdoms (I Samuel) (P. Feinberg 1),” Harvard Theological Review 62 (1969): 352. [2] Christie’s June 13, 2012, sale, “Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts,” lot 18.

Published References:

Lawrence Feinberg, “A Papyrus Text of I Kingdoms (I Samuel) (P. Feinberg 1),” Harvard Theological Review 62 (1969): 349–356.

Museum of the Bible Publications:

Bethany Jensen and A. Josiah Chappell, “The Legacy of Christian Egypt: 11th International Congress of Coptic Studies” (Oklahoma City, OK: Museum of the Bible, 2016).


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