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Title: An Amulet Containing Acts 9:1
Author(s): BLUMELL, Lincoln H.
Journal: Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists
Volume: 54 Date: 2017
Edition of a previously unpublished New Testament papyrus in the J. Rendel Harris Collection at the University of Birmingham. The papyrus preserves a single verse from the book of Acts (9:1) and likely dates to the late third or fourth century. Given the physical characteristics of this papyrus it seems likely that it was manufactured as an amulet. However, the use of Acts 9:1, a verse about Saul 'breathing out threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord', is rather curious and deserves some elucidation.