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Saint NameStephen, the First Martyr : S00030
Saint Name in Sourceⲥⲧⲉⲫⲁⲛⲟⲥ
Type of EvidenceLiterary - Hagiographical - Accounts of martyrdom
Literary - Sermons/Homilies
Evidence not before500
Evidence not after800
Activity not before415
Activity not after800
Place of Evidence - RegionEgypt and Cyrenaica
Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)Hermopolis
Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and CustomsComposing and translating saint-related texts
SourceThe text stems from transcriptions made by Herbert Thompson of papyrus fragments from the bookbinding cartonnage of parchment codices Or. 7023, 7024, 7025 and 7029 in the British Library in London, dated between AD 981 and 1004.
These earlier papyrus fragments of formerly discarded papyrus codices themselves seem to now be lost.
BibliographyText and translation:
Uljas, S., "Lost Coptic Texts from Herbert Thompson Papers I: The 'Acts of Stephen'," Journal of Coptic Studies 17 (2015), 165–213.