The reuse of Christian texts

P.Macquarie inv. 360 + P.Mil.Vogl.inv.1224 (P91) and P.Oxy. X 1229 (P23)

Don Barker*

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There are at least two New Testament papyri fragments from codices that show signs of reuse, D91 and D23. What was the intent of their reuse? The contents of the reconstructed pages from which they have broken off may enable us to answer the question. For D91 a tentative reconstruction of the text on the leaf from which it has broken away suggests that it was used as an amulet for healing. For D23 it seems the reason may have been one of consolation during some period of difficulty.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly Christian manuscripts
Subtitle of host publicationExamples of applied method and approach
EditorsThomas J Kraus, Tobias Nicklas
Place of PublicationLeiden; Boston
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9789004194342
ISBN (Print)9789004182653
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

Publication series

NameTexts and Editions for New Testament Study
ISSN (Print)15747085

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