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E02364: Coptic acknowledgement of debt, from Herakleopolis/Hnes (Middle Egypt), mentioning a church of *John (presumably either the Baptist, S00020, or the Apostle and Evangelist; S00042), dated to the year 783/784.

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posted on 10.02.2017, 00:00 by Bryan
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In this document, a man from Herakleopolis acknowledges his debt of two gold coins to a cleric of a church of John. The debt is to be paid back in kind after the following harvest.
Lines 3–4 read as follows:

ⲉⲓⲥϩⲉⲓ ⲛⲡⲁⲡⲁ [+ 5 ⲡ]ⲁⲧⲉⲕⲕⲗⲏⲥⲓⲁ ⲛⲡⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲓⲱϩⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ ϫ[ⲉ

'… I am writing to Apa […], the one of the church of saint John.'


(Text and German trans.: H. Satzinger, Engl. trans.: G. Schenke)

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Evidence ID

E02364

Saint Name

John the Baptist : S00020 John, the Apostle and Evangelist : S00042

Saint Name in Source

ⲓⲱϩⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ

Type of Evidence

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

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

783

Evidence not after

784

Activity not before

783

Activity not after

784

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Herakleopolis/Hnes

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

Herakleopolis/Hnes Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - independent (church)

Source

The fragmentary papyrus document, P.Berol. inv. 22105, is housed at the papyrus collection in Berlin.

Bibliography

Text and German translation: Satzinger, H., Koptische Urkunden III, Ägyptische Urkunden aus den Staatlichen Museen Berlin (Berlin, 1968), 78–79.

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