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Artefact ID15
TM IDTM 108111
Findspot (DEChriM ID)51   (Madīnat Māḍī)
ClassTextual
MaterialPapyrus
Writing mediumCodex
Text contentLiterary
LanguageCoptic
Description

Papyrus codex with Manichaean Kephalaia Vol. I in Coptic (L), mainly in Berlin (and, due to post-war circumstances, in Warsaw) as well as the remains of pp. 311-330 in Vienna (purchased by Grohmann, but once restored in Berlin by Ibscher).

Selection criteriaCoptic language
Date from380
Date to435
Dating criteria

Palaeography, book binding (quires), Manichaean content, radiocarbon dating (BeDuhn, Hodgins 2017).

Absolute/relative dateAbsolute date
Archaeological context

Supposedly found at Madīnat Māḍī, see Robinson 2013: 58-59.

Accession number

Berlin, SMPK Egyptian Museum, Pap. Berlin P. 15996 (some parts now Warsaw due to post-war circumstances, Warsaw, Department of Papyrology, P. 447-454)

+ Vienna, Austrian National Library, ÖNB K. 11010a-h

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Editio princeps

• Polotsky, Hans Jakob and Alexander Böhlig. 1940. Kephalaia 1. Hälfte (Lieferung 1–10), Manichäische Handschriften der Staatlichen Museen Berlin 1. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

• Böhlig, Alexander. 1966. Kephalaia 2. Hälfte (Lieferung 11–12), Manichäische Handschriften der Staatlichen Museen Berlin 1. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

• Funk, Wolf-Peter. 1999. Kephalaia 2. Hälfte (Lieferung 13–14), Manichäische Handschriften der Staatlichen Museen Berlin 1. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

• Funk, Wolf-Peter. 2000. Kephalaia 2. Hälfte (Lieferung 15–16), Manichäische Handschriften der Staatlichen Museen Berlin 1. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

Facsimile edition

• Giversen, Søren. 1986. The Manichean Coptic Papyri in the Chester Beatty Library 1: Kephalaia, Cahiers d’Orientalisme 14. Geneva: Cramer.

Additional bibliography

• BeDuhn, Jason and Greg Hodgins. 2017. "The Date of the Manichaean Codices from Medinet Madi, and Its Significance." In Manichaeism East and West, edited by Samuel N. C. Lieu, Erica Hunter, Enrico Morano and Nils Arne Pedersen, Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum, Analecta Manichaica 1. Turnhout: Brepols, 10-28.

• Gardner, Iain. 1988. Coptic Theological Papyri II. Edition, Commentary, Translation, with an Appendix: The Docetic Jesus. 2 vols, Mitteilungen aus der Papyrussammlung der österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Papyrus Erzherzog Rainer). NS XXI. Vienna: Brüder Hollinek, 53-55.

• Gardner, Iain. 1995. The Kephalaia of the Teacher. The Edited Coptic Manichean Texts in Translation with Commentary, Nag Hammadi and Manchaean Studies 37. Leiden & Boston: Brill (translation of the edited text up to 1995).

• Gardner, Iain. 2018. The Chapters of the Wisdom of My Lord Mani. Part III: Pages 343–442 (Chapters 321–347), Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies 92. Leiden & Boston: Brill (translation of Funk 1999 & 2000).

• Robinson, James M. 2013. The Manichean Codices of Medinet Madi. Eugene/OR: Cascade Books, 198-224.

Authors
Matthias Müller, Victor Ghica, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, Victor Ghica, 2021, "Artefact ID 15", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt, https://4care-skos.mf.no/artefacts/15