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E04129: Coptic ostracon from Hermonthis (Upper Egypt) with an invocation to the *Three Youths in the Furnace (S00319); datable to the 7th/8th century.

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posted on 10.10.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
KOW 20

The text of the ostracon is badly damaged, so that only two lines are readable on either side of the object.

Lines 4–5 read as follows:

ⲁⲛⲁⲛⲓⲁⲥ ⲁⲥⲁ̣[ⲣⲓⲁⲥ]
ⲙⲓⲥⲁⲏⲗ

‘… Ananias, Asarias,
Michael …'


Reverse:

+ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲡⲁⲧ̣[ⲉⲣⲙⲟⲩⲧⲉ?
ⲁⲡⲁ ⲥ̣ⲁⲙ̣ⲟⲩⲏⲗ̣

'Apa Patermoute (?),
Apa Samuel …’


(Text: W. C. Till; trans.: G. Schenke)
Evidence -  The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity

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Evidence ID

E04129

Saint Name

Three Hebrew Youths of the Old Testament Book of Daniel : S01198

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲛⲁⲛⲓⲁⲥ ⲁⲥⲁ̣[ⲣⲓⲁⲥ

Type of Evidence

Liturgical texts - Invocations, prayers and spells Late antique original manuscripts - Ostracon/Pot-sherd

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

799

Activity not before

600

Activity not after

799

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Hermonthis

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

Hermonthis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

The limestone ostracon KO 240 is kept at the papyrus collection in Vienna. The dating is based on palaeographical grounds.

Bibliography

Text and German translation: Till, W.C., Die koptischen Ostraka der Papyrussammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Vienna: H. Böhlaus, 1960), 6.

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