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E02301: Greek receipt from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), concerning an offering made to a hospital located in the vicinity of (a church of) *Neilos (presumably the ascetic of Sinai, S00405); dated to 13 March 587.

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P.Oxy. 16 1898

Receipt for a payment of 371 artabas of wheat made as an offering (prosphora) to a hospital (nosokomion), issued by the steward of that hospital and addressed to the heirs of Flavius Apion.

Lines 14–19 of the document run as follows:

καὶ ἐνοχὴν Μηνᾶς νοτάριος τῆς
ὑμῶν ὑπερφυείας υἱὸς τοῦ μακαρίου
Ἰωάννου ἑξῆς ὑπογράφων ἰδίᾳ
χειρὶ ἀπὸ τῆς Ὀξυρυγχιτῶν πόλεως
καὶ οἰκονόμος τοῦ ἁγίου νοσοκομίου
ἀββᾶ Ἠλία περὶ τὸν ἅγιον Νεῖλον.

'… from Menas, notary of your magnificence, son of the late John, subscribing below with his own hand, of the city of Oxyrhynchus, and steward of the holy hospital of Abbot Elias, near saint Neilos.'


(Text and trans.: B. P. Grenfell, A. S. Hunt, and H. I. Bell)

A complete record of the document with images can be found at:

http://papyri.info/ddbdp/p.oxy;16;1898

History

Evidence ID

E02301

Saint Name

Neilos, ascetic in Sinai, ob. c. 430 : S00405

Saint Name in Source

Νεῖλος

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Other private document Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

587

Evidence not after

587

Activity not before

587

Activity not after

587

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 - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Bequests, donations, gifts and offerings

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Officials

Source

The complete papyrus document, P.Cairo 10039, is housed in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Discussion

The hospital of Abba Elias does not appear to be connected to the institution dedicated to Neilos. The reference to the saint seems merely topographical.

Bibliography

Edition: Grenfell, B.P., Hunt, A.S., and Bell, H.I., The Oxyrhynchus Papyri XVI, published by the Egypt Exploration Society in Graeco-Roman Memoirs (London, 1924), 114–116.

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