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Title: P. Bodmer XLIII
Subtitle: Un feuillet de Zostrien
Author(s): KASSER, R. , LUISIER, Ph.
Journal: Le Muséon
Volume: 120    Issue: 3-4   Date: 2007   
Pages: 251-272
DOI: 10.2143/MUS.120.3.2024676

Abstract :
P. Bodmer XLIII forms a part of a collection of Bodmer papyri conserved at Cologny-Geneva in Switzerland, but is not part of the central core of the collection and was added to it only during the early 1970’s. It is a papyrus leaf which probably was originally employed as an amulet. It was ripped out of a papyrus codex which contained the gnostic treatise Zostrianos, a copy of which is found in Codex VIII of the so-called Nag Hammadi library. The Geneva papyrus leaf is found to correspond to NH VIII,1 p. 119, l. 1 to 121, l. 7. Both collections contain almost the same text, but P. Bodmer contains new lexica which complete the lacunae of NH VIII,1 and which force experts to revise their former editions of the manuscripts. After a codicological introduction, the authors present P. Bodmer and the parallel passage of NH VIII,1 in synoptical order, with a full index and photographs of the papyrus leaf.

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