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E04035: Coptic will from Jeme (Upper Egypt), mentioning an institution dedicated to *Peter (presumably the Apostle, S00036); datable to the mid 8th c.

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posted on 15.09.2017, 00:00 by gschenke
P.KRU 73:

Of this document only the line beginnings are preserved. In line 18 a reference is made to saint Peter:

] ⲙⲡϩⲁⲅⲓⲟⲥ ⲡⲉⲧⲣⲟⲥ

'] of saint Peter …'

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

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Evidence ID

E04035

Saint Name

Peter the Apostle : S00036

Saint Name in Source

ⲡⲉⲧⲣⲟⲥ

Type of Evidence

Documentary texts - Will Late antique original manuscripts - Leather fragment

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

730

Evidence not after

760

Activity not before

730

Activity not after

760

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

Source

This fragmentary document, P. xcvii, is written on leather and belongs to the British Museum in London.

Bibliography

Edition and Translation: Crum, W.E., and Steindorff, G., Koptische Rechtsurkunden des achten Jahrhunderts aus Djeme (Theben) (Leipzig, 1971), 232–234. Till, W.C., Erbrechtliche Untersuchungen auf Grund der koptischen Urkunden (Vienna, 1954), 192–193 (German Translation).

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