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Title: A Re-transcription and Analysis of a Possible Apocryphal Gospel Fragment, Papyrus Oxyrhynchus II 210, Utilizing a Digital Microscope
Author(s): LANDAU, Brent C.
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 94 Issue: 3 Date: 2018
Papyrus Oxyrhynchus 210 preserves a single folio of what is apparently an unknown apocryphal gospel. The recto/→ contains references to an angel that previous editors have regarded as being part of an infancy narrative; the verso/↓ contains several sayings by Jesus. Because P.Oxy. 210 is highly fragmentary, the three most important previous editions have disagreed markedly about its transcription and reconstruction. This article first presents a paleographical analysis and redating of this manuscript and an overview and evaluation of previous scholarship. It then utilizes a digital microscope to provide the most accurate transcription of this fragment thus far, and includes a detailed 'transcriptional commentary' explaining the process by which the present editor arrived at this transcription. It concludes by assessing how much can be said with confidence about the contents of this fragment.