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E04129: Coptic ostracon from Hermonthis (Upper Egypt) with an invocation to the *Three Youths in the Furnace (S00319); datable to the 7th/8th century.

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posted on 10.10.2017, 00:00 authored by gschenke
KOW 20

The text of the ostracon is badly damaged, so that only two lines are readable on either side of the object.

Lines 4–5 read as follows:

ⲁⲛⲁⲛⲓⲁⲥ ⲁⲥⲁ̣[ⲣⲓⲁⲥ]
ⲙⲓⲥⲁⲏⲗ

‘… Ananias, Asarias,
Michael …'


Reverse:

+ ⲁⲡⲁ ⲡⲁⲧ̣[ⲉⲣⲙⲟⲩⲧⲉ?
ⲁⲡⲁ ⲥ̣ⲁⲙ̣ⲟⲩⲏⲗ̣

'Apa Patermoute (?),
Apa Samuel …’


(Text: W. C. Till; trans.: G. Schenke)

History

Evidence ID

E04129

Saint Name

Three Hebrew Youths of the Old Testament Book of Daniel : S01198

Saint Name in Source

ⲁⲛⲁⲛⲓⲁⲥ ⲁⲥⲁ̣[ⲣⲓⲁⲥ

Type of Evidence

Liturgical texts - Invocations, prayers and spells Late antique original manuscripts - Ostracon/Pot-sherd

Language

Coptic

Evidence not before

600

Evidence not after

799

Activity not before

600

Activity not after

799

Place of Evidence - Region

Egypt and Cyrenaica

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Hermonthis

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

Hermonthis Hermopolis ϣⲙⲟⲩⲛ Ashmunein Hermopolis

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Prayer/supplication/invocation

Source

The limestone ostracon KO 240 is kept at the papyrus collection in Vienna. The dating is based on palaeographical grounds.

Bibliography

Text and German translation: Till, W.C., Die koptischen Ostraka der Papyrussammlung der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Vienna: H. Böhlaus, 1960), 6.

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