The end of the second volume of the PAmh collection includes the
following listing and explanation (pp. 203f):
[quote] The following fragments of theological works, which we have been unable to identify, were all bought together with 191 [= Ex 19, Goettingen # 914 (B-M "U5"), plus Isa 58, Goettingen # 915 (perhaps identified by G.Bardy; see below to PAmh 200], 192 [= Dt 32, Goettingen # 916 (B-M "U6")] and 193 [= Prv 10, Goettingen # 917].
CXCIV . Three small fragments from a papyrus book, the largest measuring 6.7 x 3.9 cm., in a large uncial hand resembling that of 191 and 192, perhaps forming part of the same manuscript. About the sixth century A.D. [See below on the Isaiah fragment.]
CXCV . 8.6 x 4.5 cm. Fragment of a papyrus book containing on the recto parts of 14 lines, and on the verso parts of 12 much effaced lines. Recto ll. 2-5 [Greek letters given]. About the 5th century A.D.
CXCVI . Seven fragments, the largest measuring 15.8 x 5.8 cm., from a papyrus book written in an irregular uncial hand of the sixth or seventh century A.D. Frag. (b) recto ll. 2-6 [Greek letters given].
[CXCVII has further fragments of Shepherd of Hermas = PAmh 190]
CXCVIII . Six fragments [actually 7 in the plate, perhaps one had fractured?], the largest measuring 4.2 x 6.2 cm, from a papyrus book. [Then 4-5 letters from each of 5 lines of one of the fragments are transcribed.] About the fifth century A.D. [See below, and the images, for identification as Judges text A.]
CXCIX . Three fragments, the largest measuring 8 x 13.1 cm., containing on the recto some effaced cursive writing and on the verso parts of several lines in a large uncial hand of the sixth or seventh century A.D. Frag. (A) line 6. KATAI FUSEW[.
CC . Fourteen small fragments, the largest measuring 7.5 x 5.6 cm., belonging to the papyrus of the Psalms (Amh. Pap. I.6 = Goettingen # 2009). [See G.Bardy, Revue de philol.33 (1909) 258; Rahlfs, Sept.- Stud. 2 (1907) 17f, 105.]
CCI . Eleven miscellaneous fragments [the photo only shows nine; perhaps some joins were made?] of papyrus books, the largest measuring 3.5 x 4.6 cm., in different hands. Sixth or seventh century A.D. [end quote]
My attention had been drawn to this particular collection in 1995
when I was searching the Nachlass of Nathaniel Reich at the Center
for Advanced Judaic Studies for clues about the acquisition of
papyri by that library (formerly Dropsie College). Reich had been
enlisted to assess the Amherst collection when it had been purchased
by the J. Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City. Among Reich's
handwritten notes was an unlabeled list of the Amherst collection and
some correspondence with the Pierpont Morgan Library contacts in
New York. This led me to take a closer look at the Amherst materials,
and after identifying the Judges fragment, to visit the Library and
later to obtain black and white photographs of the fragments. In October
2001, I was permitted to take digitized images as well. Computer
searching has produced the following identifications in these materials:
A computer search of the TLG data on my IBYCUS station led to the
identification of the transcribed fragment of PAmh 198 as from the
"A text" of the Old Greek translation(s) of the book of Judges.
Presumably the original editors missed this identification because
the tools at their disposal did not index the readings of the "A-text"
The fragments of the codex have been repositioned in the images as follows:
PAmh 6(a) = Psalm 107.14b -108.2a (recto), 108.12-13 (verso)
PAmh 6(b) = Psalm 118.115-122a (recto), 118.126b-135 (verso)
PAmh 6(c) = Psalm 135.17b - 136.1 (verso), 136.6b - 137.3a (recto)
PAmh 6(d) = Psalm 138.20b - 139.7a (verso), 139.9b - 140.4a (recto)