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E05978: Coptic ostracon from Jeme (Upper Egypt) with a letter mentioning the oikonomos of an institution dedicated to Apa *Ananias (bishop in the Theban area, S01224); datable to the 7th century.

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posted on 18.07.2018, 00:00 by Bryan
O.Crum 212

In this letter concerning the sending of commodities, the oikonomos of an institution dedicated to Apa Ananias, most likely a monastery, is mentioned.

Line 7 reads as follows:

ⲡⲟⲓⲕ(ⲟⲛⲟⲙⲟⲥ) ⲛⲁⲡⲁ ⲁⲛⲁⲛⲓⲁⲥ

'the oikonomos of Apa Ananias'


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

History

Evidence ID

E05978

Saint Name

Ananias, bishop in the Theban area : S01224

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲡⲁ ⲁⲛⲁⲛⲓⲁⲥ

Type of Evidence

Late antique original manuscripts - Ostracon/Pot-sherd Documentary texts - Letter

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

Jeme

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

Jeme Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - unspecified

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Monastery

Source

This ostracon is identified as EEF 71.

Bibliography

Text and translation: Crum, W.E., Coptic Ostraca from the Collections of the Egypt Exploration Fund (London, 1902), p. 39 and 59. = O.Crum

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