In this article, I respond to recent criticisms of my proposed reconstruction of P69 and conclude that the fragmentary evidence is simply too sparse to support the weight of Claire Clivaz’s claims of a Marcionite edition. The paleography of the fragment is further scrutinized and the remaining questions concerning the text of this important fragment are raised and discussed.
This article presents the editio princeps and a brief discussion of a Christian amulet that preserves Colossians 3:9-10 in Greek on papyrus. The amulet was discovered at Oxyrhynchus by W.M. Flinders Petrie and is currently housed in the Petrie Egyptian Museum in London. This is currently the first amulet to preserve a passage from Colossians in Greek and it appears that the amulet served as an aide mémoire to the person wearing it to remind the person of the meaning of Christian baptism.