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Title: Canonical and Apocryphal Writings Copied by the Same Scribe
Subtitle: P.Oxy. II 209, P.Oxy. II 210, and the Archive of Aurelius Leonides
Author(s): SMITH, Geoffrey S. , LANDAU, Brent C.
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 95    Issue: 1   Date: 2019   
Pages: 143-160
DOI: 10.2143/ETL.95.1.3285817

Abstract :
This article presents evidence, above all paleographical, that P.Oxy. 209 (a school exercise containing Romans 1,1-7) and P.Oxy. 210 (an unknown apocryphal gospel) were copied by the same scribe in fourth-century Oxyrhynchus. This discovery provides additional data about the circle of Aurelius Leonides, a flax merchant whom AnneMarie Luijendijk previously identified as the owner of the Romans fragment. The link between 209 and 210 also demonstrates the fluidity of Christian scribal and reading habits against which ecclesiastical writers like Athanasius were reacting.

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