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E04412: Coptic documents from Bala’izah (Upper Egypt), mentioning or referring to a monastery of Apa *Apollo (possibly the same as the founder of the monastery at Bawit, S00160); datable to the 6th/8th century.

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posted on 28.11.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
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At least twenty six documents from the site of the monastery at Deir el-Bala'izah mention a monastery of Apa Apollo, so that it is likely that the monastery at Bala'izah went (also) by the name of Apa Apollo. Whether this is the same Apa Apollo known as the founder of the monastery at Bawit remains a matter of much debate.

Among these documents are:

P.Bal. 100, P.Bal. 102, P.Bal. 103, P.Bal. 106, P.Bal.107, P.Bal. 108, P.Bal. 109, P.Bal. 111, P.Bal. 112, P.Bal. 125, P.Bal. 152, P.Bal. 204, and P.Bal. 210.

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Evidence ID

E04412

Saint Name

Apollo, founder of the monastery at Bawit, 4th c. : S00160

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲡⲁ ⲁⲡⲟⲗⲗⲱ

Type of Evidence

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

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

500

Evidence not after

760

Activity not before

500

Activity not after

760

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 - Places

Cult building - monastic

Bibliography

Text and Translation: Kahle, P.E., Bala'izah: Coptic Texts from Deir el-Bala'izah in Upper Egypt, 2 vols. (London, 1954), 15–21.

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