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E02444: Coptic sale of a share of property, from Jeme (Upper Egypt), mentioning a church of Apa *Isidoros (possibly S00229); dated 4 March 715 or 730.

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A man named Athanasios from Jeme sells his share of a property to his brother Enoch. One of the witnesses signing this document is a presbyter of a church of Apa Isidoros.

Lines 107–109 read as follows:

⳨ ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲥⲧⲉⲫⲁⲛⲟⲥ ⲡⲉⲓⲉⲗⲁⲭ(ⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ) ⲛⲁⲣⲭⲏⲡⲣⲉⲥⲃ(ⲩⲧⲉⲣⲟⲥ) ⲛⲧⲉⲕⲕⲗⲏⲥⲓⲁ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ ⲙⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲓⲥⲓⲇⲱⲣ[ⲟⲥ ϯⲟ]
ⲙⲙⲛⲧⲣⲉ ⲡⲣⲟⲥ ⲧⲉⲥⲓⲥ ⲛⲁⲑⲁⲛⲁⲥⲓⲟⲥ +

'I, Stephanos, the least archpresbyter of the holy church of saint Apa Isidoros, [I am acting] as witness by request from Athanasios.'

(Text: W. E. Crum and G. Steindorff, German trans. W. C. Till, Engl. trans. G. Schenke)

History

Evidence ID

E02444

Saint Name

Isidōros, martyr in Egypt, ob. 250/1 : S00229

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲡⲁ ⲓⲥⲓⲇⲱⲣⲟⲥ

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Sale document Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

715

Evidence not after

730

Activity not before

715

Activity not after

730

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Jeme

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

Jeme Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - independent (church)

Source

The papyrus document is housed at the British Museum in London, BM Or. 4882.

Bibliography

Text and Translation: Crum, W.E., and Steindorff, G., Koptische Rechtsurkunden des achten Jahrhunderts aus Djeme (Theben) (Leipzig, 1971), 30–34. Till, W.C., Die Koptischen Rechtsurkunden aus Theben (Vienna, 1964), 100–102 (German Translations).

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