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E02286: Greek amulet from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), invoking, among others, the power of *Michael (the Archangel, S00181), datable to the 5th/6th century.

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P.Oxy. 8 1152

Ωρωρ φωρ ἐλωεί,
ἀδωναεί, Ἰαὼ σα-
βαώθ, Μιχαήλ, Ἰεσοῦ
Χριστέ, βοήθι ἡμῖν
καὶ τούτῳ οἴκῳ. ἀμήν

'Oror phor, eloi, adonai, Iao sabaoth, Michael, Jesus Christ, help us and this house. Amen.'

(Text and trans: A. S. Hunt)
Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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E02286

Saint Name

Michael, the Archangel : S00181

Saint Name in Source

Μιχαήλ

Type of Evidence

Liturgical texts - Amulets Liturgical texts - Invocations, prayers and spells Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

400

Evidence not after

599

Activity not before

400

Activity not after

599

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Oxyrhynchos

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

Oxyrhynchos Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

This small papyrus was found at Oxyrhynchos and has been dated on palaeographical grounds.

Bibliography

Edition: Hunt, A.S., The Oxyrhynchus Papyri vol. VIII, Published by the Egypt Exploration Society in Graeco-Roman Memoirs (London, 1911), 253.

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