CONTENTS

 

Preface

IX

Abbreviations and sigla

XIII

I INTRODUCTION

1

  1. The Jannes and Jambres legend: the question of origin

 3

  2. The evidence of the Damascus Document

12

  3. Development of the traditions

24

  4. The names of the magicians

36

  5. Literary references to a book on Jannes and Jambres

43

  6. The book on Jannes and Jambres

48

  7. Jannes and Jambres and associated literature

60

  8. The codicology of P. Chester Beatty XVI

72

  9. Orthography, language and date of P. Chester Beatty XVI

81

II PAPYRUS CHESTER BEATTY XVI

 91

   Transcription and reconstruction

 93

   Frame  1ab[recto]

 96

   Frame  1ab[verso]

102

   Frames 1cd3h4c[recto]

106

   Frames 1cd3h4c[verso]

112

   Frame  1ef[recto]

124

   Frame  1ef[verso]

128

   Frame  2a-g[recto]

136

   Frame  2a-g[verso]

144

   Frame  3a-f, i-q[recto]

150

   Frame  3a-f, i-q[verso]

166

   Frame  4ab, d-k[recto]

174

   Frame  4ab, d-k[verso]

184

   Frames 2h3g[recto]

190

   Frames 2h3g[verso]

198

   Frame  5abcfjp[verso]

204

   Frame  5abcfjp[recto]

212

   Frame  5deghik-o[verso]

222

   Frame  5deghik-o[recto]

228

   Frame  6[verso]

232

   Frame  6[recto]

240

   Frame  7[verso]

246

   Frame  7[recto]

254

   Frame  8[recto][verso]

258

III PAPYRUS VINDOBONENSIS GREEK

   29456+29828VERSO

263

   1. Introduction

265

   2. Text and translation

268

IV BRIT. LIB. COTTON TIBERIUS B.V 87

275

   1. Introduction

277

   2. Text and translation

280

V REPRODUCTIONS

283

Bibliography

305

Indices of Greek words

315

   Text

315

   Introduction and Notes

320

Biblical Index

325

Non-Biblical Index

331

Modern Authors Index

337

Subject Index

339