Egypt Exploration Fund   [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1905-1906

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Christian Egypt.


reviewed in the Church Quarterly,''''' with discussions of the early
chronology etc.

6. Non-Literary Texts.—The British Museum's collection of Coptic
ostraca (excepting those published by Cram), together with the remaining
Christian texts, both Greek and Coptic, are edited, with frequent trans-
lations, notes and a good index, by H. R. Hall."1 Among the countless
things of interest which a collection of 415 texts naturally offers, a few
may be mentioned. P. 20, new saints and martyrs; 39, the Forty
Martyrs (cf. Report, 1892-98, G3); 132, stele (? from Bawit) with Saints
Apollo, Anoup, Agene, "the martyrs of Tehne " etc. ; 40, Exodus, ch. ii ;
47, homily by ? Shenoute; 2G, 28, so-called Psalm-concordances; 23,
prayer at monk's consecration ; 138, prayer for river's rise and 66 (3),
record of its height (?) ; 43, Christ's letter to Abgar; 137, Greek hymn
to ? Peter I; 64, long medical recipes for ophthalmia; 148, charm
against ophthalmia, with dialogue of Christ and a weeping vine, and
adjuring sun, moon and Enoch 'the scribe' (v. Enoch xii 4, xv 1,
Pistils 246, 354). A valuable feature of the book is the numerous hand-
copy facsimiles which give a very good notion of the varying styles of
script. A review by Leipoldt emends certain of the texts.74*

Crum's Ostraca is reviewed by PRErsCHEN,"' who criticizes the Greek
and literary texts.

De Ricci and Wixstedt print"11 their copies of five Coptic papyri in the
Alexandria Museum, omitting that given by Krall (v. L'eport, 1903-04, 83,
no. 63). They are: a letter to a baker (?); an undertaking by two
honey-sellers to deliver 100 xestes of honey ; a letter from an abbess (?)
to the papas, probably here a bishop; two more letters, one in Middle

The Greek papyri, edited by Mitteis,7' contain the judgment of a bishop,
pronounced formally at the door of the 'catholic church' (e. P.S.B.A.
xxvii, 171), upon a nun accused of book-stealing. It is of the 4th century
and probably from Hermopolis.

Lefebvhe prints7S some Greek stelae of unusual importance, lately
acquired by the Alexandria Museum and coming apparently from Duchelali,
a little westofMeks. They are dated in the 6th century and commemorate
monks of some ten monasteries. Now among the latter are two, those of
Salama and Maphora, mentioned by John Moschus (Pratttm cxlv, clxxi.
clxii) and John of Nikiou (p. 510). The terms in which these are there
described and the distance of Duchelali from Alexandria, make it, I think,
certain that we have here come upon the cemetery of the once famous
group of monasteries called the Ilcnafon. If tradition exaggerated in
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