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E06815: Coptic guarantee document from Hermopolis (Middle Egypt), issued to the dikaion of a monastery dedicated to *John the Baptist (S00020), mentioning also a confraternity of the same saint; datable to the 8th century.

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P.Lond.Copt. I 1046 = BM 1046

The monastery of saint John is addressed in line 1–2 as follows:

ⲉⲓⲥϩⲁⲓ ⲉⲡⲇⲓⲕⲁⲓⲟⲛ ⲙⲡⲙⲁ ⲛⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲓⲱϩⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ ⲙⲡ[ⲡⲉⲣⲓⲡⲁⲧⲟⲥ?

‘… I am writing to he dikaion of the place of saint John in the [Peripatos?]’

The confraternity of the same saint is mentioned in line 7 as follows:

ⲡⲟⲓⲕ]ⲟⲛⲟⲙⲟⲥ ⲙⲡⲉⲫⲓⲗⲟⲡⲟⲛⲓⲟⲛ ⲛⲫⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲓⲱϩⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ ⲙⲡⲡⲉⲣⲓⲡⲁⲧⲟⲥ

‘… [the] oikonomos of the confraternity of saint John in the Peripatos.’


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



History

Evidence ID

E06815

Saint Name

John the Baptist : S00020

Saint Name in Source

ⲓⲱϩⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ

Type of Evidence

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

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

700

Evidence not after

799

Activity not before

700

Activity not after

799

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Hermopolis

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

Hermopolis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Places

Cult building - monastic

Cult activities - Places Named after Saint

  • Monastery

Source

The papyrus document BM Or. 6022 is kept in the British Museum in London and was dated on palaeographical grounds.

Discussion

For the same institution see E06816 and E02163.

Bibliography

Text and comments: Crum, W.E., Catalogue of the Coptic Manuscripts in the British Museum (P.Lond.Copt. I) (London, 1905), 435.

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