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E04410: Coptic fragment from Bala’izah (Upper Egypt) mentioning the feast of a saint whose name is lost; datable to the 7th century.

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posted on 27.11.2017, 00:00 by Bryan
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Only a very small fragment of this former papyrus document is preserved, seemingly advising a congregation to observe the feast of a particular saint.

Line 2 reads as follows:

…. ⲣ]ⲟ̣ⲓⲥ ⲛⲡϣⲁ ⲛⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲁⲡⲁ […..

‘… keep the feast of saint Apa […’


(Text and trans.: P. E. Kahle, modified)


History

Evidence ID

E04410

Saint Name

Saints, name wholly or largely lost : S01744

Type of Evidence

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

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

699

Activity not before

600

Activity not after

699

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Bala’izah

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

Bala’izah Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Festivals

  • Saint’s feast

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Bibliography

Text and Translation: Kahle, P.E., Bala'izah: Coptic Texts from Deir el-Bala'izah in Upper Egypt, 2 vols. (London, 1954), 630.

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