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E00237: The Greek will of Abraham, bishop of Hermonthis (Upper Egypt) and head of the monastery of Apa *Phoibammon (soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080), referring to the topos of the martyr saint; datable around the year 610.

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posted on 18.12.2014, 00:00 by gschenke
P.Lond 1 77:

In lines 25–26 of this very long and nearly complete will, Abraham refers to the monastery as:

τὸ ὑπʼ ἐμὲ ἅγιον τόπιον τοῦ ἁγίου ἀθλοφόρου μάρτυρος ἀββᾶ Φοιβάμμωνος

'… the holy place (topos) under me of the prize bearing martyr saint Abba Phoibammon …'


(Text: F. G. Kenyon; trans.: G. Schenke)

For a full record of the document see:

http://papyri.info/ddbdp/p.lond;1;77

History

Evidence ID

E00237

Saint Name

Phoibammon, soldier martyr of Preht (ob. c. 304) : S00080

Saint Name in Source

Φοιβάμμων

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Will Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

620

Activity not before

600

Activity not after

620

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Hermonthis Jeme

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Hermonthis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis Jeme Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Monastery

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Bequests, donations, gifts and offerings

Source

The papyrus Pap 77 is housed in the British Library in London.

Bibliography

Text: Kenyon, F.G., Greek Papyri in the British Museum I (London, 1893).

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