AN UNNOTICED PAPYRUS FRAGMENT OF BARNABAS BY R. A. KRAFT According to the standard reference works and the most recent monographs dealing with the Epistle of Barnabas,l the only direct witnesses for the Greek text of the Epistle are Tischendorf's Codex Sinaiticus (S and S2), Bryennios' Codex Hierosolymitanus (H),2 and a family of MSS (G)3 descended from a common archetype in which Barn 5,7b-21,9 was welded onto Polycarp 1,1-9,2 without any indication, with the resulting hybrid circulating under the name of Polycarp. To these are added such indirect witnesses as the quotations made by Clement of Alexandria (Cl.A) and an old Latin version (L), now pre- 1 E.g. J. Quasten, Patrology I (1950) p. 91; W. Schneemelcher, supplemented reedition of Funk-Bihhneyer, Die apostolischen Viiter (1956) pp. XXIII and LII; P. Prigent, L'épftre de Barnabé I-XVI et ses sources (1961) p. 10; and this writer's recent translation and commentary to Barnabas and the Didache (The Apostolic Fathers, ed. R. M. Grant, vol. 3, 1965), pp. 17f. 2 Because this llth century MS was discovered at Constantinople by Bryennios, in the library of the patriarchal monastery of Jerusalem, it received the designation "C" in some older treatments such as the
Vigiliae Christianae – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1967
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