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E04075: Coptic funerary inscription from unknown Egyptian provenance, invoking the God of the *Apostles (S00084) to have mercy on the soul of a deceased builder; datable to the 6th/8th century.

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posted on 25.09.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
KSB 1 467

Lines 1–6 read as follows:

+ ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲛⲛϫⲓⲥⲟⲟⲩ ⲛⲛⲁⲡⲟⲥⲧⲟⲗⲟⲥ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ ⲉⲕⲉⲣ ⲟⲩⲛⲁ ⲙⲛ ⲧⲉⲯⲩⲭⲏ ⲙⲡⲙⲁⲕⲁⲣⲓⲟⲥ ⲉⲡⲙⲁⲭⲏ ⲡⲉⲕⲱⲧ ⲛⲧⲁϥⲉⲙⲧⲟⲛ ⲙⲙⲟϥ
ⲛⲥⲟⲩ ⲙⲛⲧⲁϥⲧⲉ ⲙⲡⲉⲃⲟⲧ ⲡⲁⲱⲛⲉ

‘God of the Lords, the holy Apostles, you shall have mercy on the soul of the blessed Epimachos, the builder. He has gone to rest on day 14 of the month Pauni …’

(Text: M. Hasitzka; trans.: G. Schenke)

History

Evidence ID

E04075

Saint Name

Apostles (unspecified) : S00084

Saint Name in Source

ⲛⲁⲡⲟⲥⲧⲟⲗⲟⲥ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ

Type of Evidence

Inscriptions - Funerary inscriptions

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

500

Evidence not after

799

Activity not before

500

Activity not after

799

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

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

Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

The marble stele inv. 137 is kept at the museum in Turin.

Bibliography

Text: Hasitzka, M.R.M., Koptisches Sammelbuch I (KSB I) (Vienna, 1993), 166.

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