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05-21-2014, 08:47 PM
At several locations in Exodus and Deuteronomy, I find the entry "Pap Nash" in the Apparatus, cf. e.g. Exodus 20:5. I can find nothing regarding this in either the Foreword or the Sigla list. I suspect it refers to a papyrus discovered by someone named Nash, but can't be certain. Would anyone here have any further information on this?
05-22-2014, 07:20 AM
Quick answer: The Nash Papyrus is a single sheet of papyrus from Egypt. Both provenance and dating are "debatable." A quick look at the epigraphy sort of reminds you of Qumran. That gives you an idea of the broad dating possibilities. It contains a version of the "ten commandments" and the "shema." Google "Nash Papyrus" for more information. It is an interesting piece.
05-22-2014, 10:31 AM
Wikipedia has a good, brief discussion indicating the importance of this small papyrus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nash_Papyrus. Its black-and-white photo of the MS is clearly readable; harder to read but representing the condition of the MS more closely is the photo from Cambridge University: http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-OR-00233/1.
05-23-2014, 10:49 AM
Thank you both; those responses will be very helpful.
May God bless you.
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