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E05702: Coptic document from Jeme (Upper Egypt) mentioning the monastery and shrine dedicated to *Phoibammon (soldier and martyr of Assiut, S00080); datable to the early 7th century.

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posted on 12.06.2018, 00:00 by gschenke
O.CrumST 58

This very fragmentary papyrus document is addressed to Biktor, the proestos (abbot) of (the monastery of) saint Apa Phoibammon.

ⲛ]ⲧⲟⲕ ⲃⲓⲕⲧⲱⲣ [ ⲁ]ⲩ̣ⲱ̣ ⲡ̣ⲉ̣ⲡⲣⲱⲉⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲙⲫⲁ[ⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲁⲡⲁ] ⲫⲓⲃⲁⲙⲱⲛ

‘… ] you, Biktor, […] and proestos of saint [Apa] Phoibammon’


(Text: W. E. Crum; trans.: G. Schenke)



History

Evidence ID

E05702

Saint Name

Phoibammon, soldier and martyr of Assiut : S00080

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲡⲁ] ⲫⲓⲃⲁⲙⲱⲛ

Type of Evidence

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

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

634

Activity not before

600

Activity not after

634

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Jeme Deir el-Bahari

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

Jeme Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis Deir el-Bahari Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Monastery

Source

The papyrus fragment belongs to the EES and is kept at the British Museum in London.

Bibliography

Text: Crum, W.E., Short Texts from Coptic Ostraca and Papyri (Oxford, 1921), 19.

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