M592, fol. 41r–50r:
The full text seems to have remained unpublished. An excerpt, not relating to St Michael, is given by Depuydt 1993, p. 233.
Saint NameMichael, the Archangel : S00181
Type of EvidenceLate antique original manuscripts - Parchment codex
Literary - Sermons/Homilies
Evidence not before400
Evidence not after900
Activity not before400
Activity not after900
Place of Evidence - RegionEgypt and Cyrenaica
Place of Evidence - City, village, etcHamouli
Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)Hamouli
Cult activities - PlacesCult building - monastic
Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and CustomsComposing and translating saint-related texts
SourceThis is the seventh (ff. 41r–50r) of eight homilies all dedicated to the archangel Michael and all contained in the same parchment codex M592. For the other homilies on Michael in M592, see E04640, E04641, E04642, E04835, E04636, E04837, and E04839.
The production of the codex is datable to the 9th or early 10th century on the basis of securely dated codices (AD 822/3–913/14) found together with it at the monastery of the Archangel Michael near Hamouli in the Fayum.
DiscussionFor literature and a brief overview of the Christian Egyptian tradition concerning the special sacred status attributed to Michael, see van Esbroeck 1991.
BibliographyIntroduction and codicology:
Depuydt, L., Catalogue of Coptic Manuscripts in the Pierpont Morgan Library: Corpus of Illuminated Manuscripts (Leuven, 1993), 230–235, esp. 233.
Esbroeck, M. van, "Michael the Archangel, saint," in: A.S. Atiya (ed.), The Coptic Encyclopedia, vol. 5 (New York, 1991), 1616–1620.