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Artefact ID542
TM IDTM 87193
Findspot (DEChriM ID)34   (Ǧabal al-Ṭārif)
ClassTextual
MaterialPapyrus
Writing mediumSheet/roll
Text contentDocumentary
LanguageCoptic
Archive/DossierDossier
Description

P.NagHamm. C 4

Letter from Daniel to his 'beloved father' Aphrodisios in Coptic (S with some dialectal influences) expressing his relieve about A.'s recovery from illness; reused by A. to write a letter to Sansnos as P.NagHamm. C5

Selection criteriaMention of Christian cult officials/institutions, Mention of Christian individuals/communities, Christian terms/formulas/concepts, Coptic language
Date from301
Date to400
Dating criteria

From the cartonnage of the book bindings in the cover of Nag Hammadi Codex VII

Absolute/relative dateRelative date
Archaeological context-
Accession number

Cairo, Coptic Museum, Nag Hamm. VII 94 c Ro + Nag Hamm. VII 95 c Ro + Nag Hamm. VII 96 c Ro

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Editio princeps

• Barns †, John Wintour B., Gerald M. Brown, and John C. Shelton. 1981. Nag Hammadi Codices: Greek and Coptic Papyri From the Cartonnage of the Covers, Nag Hammadi Studies XVI. Leiden: Brill, 133-137.

Additional bibliography

• Choat, Malcolm. 2017. "Monastic Letters on Papyrus from Late Antique Egypt." In Writing and Communication in Early Egyptian Monasticism, edited by Malcolm Choat and Maria Chiara Giorda, 33-36 [17–72]. Leiden & Boston: Brill.

• Lundhaug, Hugo, and Lance Jenott. 2015. The Monastic Origins of the Nag Hammadi Codices, Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 97. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 46-54 espec. 47-49 & 104-145 esp. 129-131.

• Piwowarczyk, Przemysław, and Ewa Wipszycka. 2017. "A Monastic Origin of the Nag Hammadi Codices?" Adamantius 23: 432-458.

Authors
Matthias Müller, 2021
Suggested citation
Matthias Müller, 2021, "Artefact ID 542", 4CARE database - Fourth-Century Christian Archaeological Record of Egypt, https://4care-skos.mf.no/artefacts/542
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