Monday, January 12, 2015

P. Oxy 4959 - some notes

P. Oxy 4959 is a very interesting documentary letter of the second century - interesting at lots of levels in terms of content, style, grammar, compositional process (corrections and cross through), etc. (for info, text and ET see here) But it is also interesting because it shows some interesting word division, and even clearer marked spaces between sentences (cf. Dirk’s post from a couple of days ago), and uses filler marks at the end of lines (to keep a right hand justification - lines 4, 14, 17, 19) - not dissimilar in function at least to some NT literary texts (e.g. P66 and Sinaiticus).

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