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Pap 266
Fouad Inv.266, which contains the name of God in the Hebrew language יהוה. Fragment of Deuteronomy 31:28 - 32:7

Papyrus Fouad 266 (signed as LXXP. Fouad Inv. 266; Rahlfs 847, 848 and 940; TM nr: 62290; LDAB id: 3451: VH: 0056) is a copy of the Book of Deuteronomy in Koine Greek of the Hebrew Bible known as the Septuagint. It is a papyrus manuscript in roll form. The manuscript has been assigned palaeographically to the 1st century BC (50 BCE). The manuscript has survived in a fragmentary condition. It has been discussed whether if this manuscript is or is not a later recension of the standard Septuagint text.

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The Greek text was written on papyrus in uncial letters. The text is written in 33 lines per column. The uncial letters are upright and rounded. Iota adscript occurs.

It is the second oldest known manuscript of the Septuagint and the oldest which used the Hebrew Tetragrammaton in Aramaic "square" or Ashuri script in following places: De 18:5, 5, 7, 15, 16; 19:8, 14; 20:4, 13, 18; 21:1, 8; 23:5; 24:4, 9; 25:15, 16; De 26:2, 7, 8, 14; 27:2, 3, 7, 10, 15; 28:1, 1, 7, 8, 9, 13, 61, 62, 64, 65; 29:4, 10, 20, 29; 30:9, 20; 31:3, 26, 27, 29; 32:3, 6, 19.

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