Late antique original manuscripts - Papyrus sheet
Documentary texts - Other private document
At the end of this settlement of dispute follows a list of witnesses, of which one is a a deacon of the church of the Apostle, while two other are clergymen of the church of Mary.
Lines 67–70 and 73–75 read as follows:
+ ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲡⲁⲡⲛⲟⲩⲑⲓ[ⲟⲥ] ⲡⲉⲗⲁⲭ(ⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ) ⲛⲇⲓⲁⲕⲟ(ⲛⲟⲥ) ⲙⲡⲁⲡⲟⲥⲧⲟⲗⲟⲥ ϯⲟ ⲙⲛⲧⲣⲉ
+ ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲡⲁⲩⲗⲟⲥ ⲡⲉⲓⲉⲗⲁⲭ(ⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ) ⲛⲡⲣⲉⲥⲃⲩ(ⲧⲉⲣⲟⲥ) ⲛⲑⲉⲱⲇⲟⲕ(ⲟⲥ) ⲙⲁⲣⲓⲁ ϯⲟ ⲙⲛⲧⲣⲉ
+ ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲁⲛⲁⲥⲧⲁⲥⲓⲟⲥ ⲡⲉⲓⲉⲗⲁⲭⲓⲥⲧⲟⲥ ⲛⲇⲓⲁⲕ(ⲟⲛⲟⲥ) ⲛⲑⲉⲱⲇⲟⲕ(ⲟⲥ) ⲙⲁⲣⲓⲁ ⲁⲓⲥϩⲁⲓ ϩⲁ ⲡⲉⲓⲙⲁⲣⲧⲉⲣⲟⲥ ⲁⲩⲱ ϯⲱ ⲙⲙⲛⲧⲣⲏ
'I Papnouthios, the least deacon of the Apostle, I act as a witness.
I, Paulos, the least priest of the Mother of God Maria, I act as a witness.
I, Anastasios, the least deacon of the Mother of God, Maria, I have written for this witness and I act as a witness.'
(Text: W. E. Crum and G. Steindorff, German trans. W. C. Till, Engl. trans. G. Schenke)
Cult building - unspecified
Cult building - independent (church)
SourceThe papyrus document, BM Ms Add. 31290, fol. 281, is described in the British Museum catalogue, no. 424. The original is now housed at the Bodleian Library in Oxford, as Ms Copt a 6 (p).
DiscussionThe church of the Apostle(s) is also mentioned in another document from Jeme, P.KRU 36, where a different deacon of this church acts as a scribe for one of the witnesses mentioned, see E04023.
BibliographyEdition and Translation:
Crum, W.E., and Steindorff, G., Koptische Rechtsurkunden des achten Jahrhunderts aus Djeme (Theben) (Leipzig, 1971), 130–133.
Till, W.C., Erbrechtliche Untersuchungen auf Grund der koptischen Urkunden (Vienna, 1954), 121–123 (German Translation).
|ID||Name||Name in Source||Identity||S00033||Mary, Mother of Christ||ⲑⲉⲱⲇⲟⲕ ⲙⲁⲣⲓⲁ||Certain||S00084||Apostles, unnamed or name lost||ⲁⲡⲟⲥⲧⲟⲗⲟⲥ||Certain|
Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL:
Gesa Schenke, Cult of Saints, E04025 - http://csla.history.ox.ac.uk/record.php?recid=E04025