Egypt Exploration Fund [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1906-1907

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Christian Egypt.


the original. He adds various small texts relating to Shenoute. The
Latin translation is to follow.

Winstedt continues his publication31 of the Sa'idic papyri in Munich,
and gives fragments of the Ignatian Epistles and of the Martyrdom of
SS. Peter and Paul, with an otherwise unknown passage relating to Paul's
baptism of a certain Dionysius (? the Areopagite).

Balestei prints 32 a further instalment of the Martyrdom of Theodore
the Eastern (v. last Report, 71, where the text was erroneously called Sa'idic).

The need, now made real by Kaufmann's excavations, of a monograph
on St. Menas has been, to a great extent, satisfied by Miss Murray's
account of the facts, legendary and material, hitherto known.33 She wrote
before the results of the recent excavations were available; yet she had
observed that the miraculous cures were effected by means of water,
perhaps from some medicinal source. She has collected the historical
notices of the great church, enumerates the scattered inscriptions and
evidence for the cult, and describes, with the help of good plates, the
different types of flasks.

The legend of St. Catherine of Alexandria has little Egyptian in it
beyond the scene of the martyrdom. An Arabic rendering, published by
Peeters,34 contributes something towards the classification of the earlier

Two monks of Egyptian birth and training, Isaiah and Barsanuphius
(properly Werslienoufe), were conspicuous among the ascetes in southern
Palestine, at the close of the 5th and beginning of the 6th centuries
respectively. The former appears as a monophysite of so mild a variety,
that his writings have always been accepted by the catholics; the latter,
though he had a monophysite namesake in Egypt at the time, was
himself orthodox. Both ascetes and their works are studied by Vailhe.35

One of the latest worthies to be given a place in the Coptic calendar was
Barsauma, 'the Naked,' a wonderworking fakir, who lived and in 1317
died at Old Cairo. His Arabic Life and miracles, and what remains of the
Coptic original (?), are published by Crum, who also gives some details as
to another Cairene saint, Euwais.36

A second part of Forget's text of the Synaxarium has appeared,37
extending from the 6th of Kihak to the end of Emshir.

N. Giron, who had supplied Eevillout with certain of the texts for his 1
Apocryphes, now himself publishes others of his copies.38 No. 1 is
apparently from a homily, here treating of the Fall. It should, I think,
belong to Paris 1311, 41 ff., which is a sermon of Chrysostom upon Michael
and Satan. No. 2 shows a discourse of Chrysostom. This is proved by
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