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E02315: Greek account, from Oxyrhynchos (Middle Egypt), listing, among payments for various churches, one to a church of *Michael (the Archangel, S00181), dated to the year 590.

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posted on 02.02.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
P.Oxy. 19 2243a:

This is an account from the estate of the Apions, listing payments and income in money and wheat. Among the entries are many concerning expenses paid for village churches (lines 76–78), among which there is one dedicated to saint Michael, line 77:

εἰς τὸν Ἀρχάγ[γ]ε̣λ̣ον Μιχαὴλ (ἀρτάβαι) β νο̣(μίσματος) δ´ π(αρὰ) δ´

'To the Archangel Michael, 2 artabas, 1/4 of a solidus minus 1/4 .'


(Summary and text: E. Lobel, E. P. Wegener, C. H. Roberts and H .I. Bell, trans.: G. Schenke)

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

http://papyri.info/ddbdp/p.oxy;19;2243A

History

Evidence ID

E02315

Saint Name

Michael, the Archangel : S00181

Saint Name in Source

Μιχαὴλ

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - List Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

590

Evidence not after

590

Activity not before

590

Activity not after

590

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 - independent (church)

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Bequests, donations, gifts and offerings

Source

The document was found in Oxyrhynchos and is housed in the Sackler Library at Oxford.

Discussion

The entry is similar to the account P.Oxy. 16 1912, line 119, see E02304, and P.Oxy. 18 2195, line 88, see E02314.

Bibliography

Edition: Lobel, E., Wegener, E.P., Roberts, C.H., and Bell, H.I., The Oxyrhynchus Papyri XIX, published by the Egypt Exploration Society in Graeco-Roman Memoirs (London, 1948).

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