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KYPRIANOS T2186

Manuscript: M2135
Sigla:

O. Gurna Górecki 108
Inv. no. C.O. 310

Text no. question mark icon Position of the text within the manuscript.1
Coptic Scriptorium:
Date: 601 – 750

Text position:

Ro ll. 1-8

Type of text:

Protection (?) (magical, applied?)
Writing exercise?

Original title:
Original title (translated):
Conventional title: Letter of Jesus to Abgar

Language:

Egyptian (Coptic)

Dialect:

Sahidic

Script:

Coptic

Image:

Text: Translation:

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1. [ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲡⲉ ⲓ̅ⲥ̅ ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲡⲉⲛⲧⲁϥⲥϩⲁⲓ ⲛⲧⲓ-]
2. ⲉⲡ̣ⲓ̣[ⲥ]ⲧ̣[ⲟⲗⲏ] ϩ̣ⲛ̣ [ⲧⲁϭⲓϫ]
3. ⲡⲙⲁ ϭⲉ ⲉⲧⲟⲩⲛⲁⲧ[ⲱϭⲉ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ]
4. ⲛϩⲏⲧϥ ⲛⲧ̣[ⲉⲓ]ϭⲓϫ ⲛⲥϩ̣[ⲁⲓ ⲛⲛⲉⲗⲁⲁⲩ]
5. ⲛⲧⲩ̣ⲛ̣ⲁⲙ̣[ⲓⲥ] ⲛ̣ⲧⲉ ⲡⲁⲛⲧ[ⲓⲕⲉⲓⲙⲉⲛⲟⲥ ⲟⲩⲇⲉ]
6. ⲗⲁⲁ̣ⲩ̣ ⲛ̣ⲉ̣ⲛⲉⲣⲅⲓ̈ⲁ ⲙⲡ̣[ⲛ̅ⲁ̅ ⲛⲁⲕⲁⲑⲁⲣ-]
7. ⲧⲟⲛ ⲉ̣ϣ̣ϭ̣ⲙ̣ϭ[ⲟⲙ ⲉϩⲱⲛ ⲉϩⲟⲩⲛ ⲉⲡⲙⲁ]
8. ⲉⲧⲙ̣ⲙ̣[ⲁⲩ . . . ? ]
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[1] [It is I, Jesus, who has written this] [2] letter with [my hand]. [3] As for the place where [4] this manuscript will be affixed, [no] [5] power of the Adversary [nor] [6] work of [unclean spirit] [7] will be able [to approach] [8] that [place].

Tableau:
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Apparatus:

1. ⲓ̅ⲥ̅ l. ⲓ(ⲏⲥⲟⲩ)ⲥ
2. ⲉⲡ̣ⲓ̣[ⲥ]ⲧ̣[ⲟⲗⲏ] i.e. Greek ἐπιστολή
5. ⲧⲩ̣ⲛ̣ⲁⲙ̣[ⲓⲥ] i.e. Greek δύναμις | ⲁⲛⲧ[ⲓⲕⲉⲓⲙⲉⲛⲟⲥ] i.e. Greek ἀντικείμενος | [ⲟⲩⲇⲉ] i.e. Greek οὐδέ
6. ⲉ̣ⲛⲉⲣⲅⲓ̈ⲁ i.e. Greek ἐνέργεια | ⲡ̣ⲛ̅ⲁ̅ l. ⲡ̅ⲛ̅(ⲉⲩⲙ)ⲁ̅ i.e. Greek πνεῦμα
6-7. ⲁⲕⲁⲑⲁⲣⲧⲟⲛ i.e. Greek ἀκάθαρτον
7. ⲉϩⲱⲛ not restored by Boud’hors but translated “come near”, cf. Anchorite’s Grotto text 26 l. 23 (T1289), P. Ryl. Copt. Suppl. No. 50 l. 10 (T1230)

Notes:

Bibliography:

Boud’hors, Anne. “The Coptic Ostraca of the Theban Hermitage MMA 1152. 3. Exercises (O. Gurna Górecki 97-161),” The Journal of Juristic Papyrology 49 (2019): 59-60


Editor:

Text and translation from Boud’hors 2019 entered by KD (23/6/2020), checked with minor edits and given apparatus by EL (17/8/2020); team (3/3/2021)

How to cite:
Korshi Dosoo, Edward O.D. Love & Markéta Preininger (chief editors). "KYP T2186: Letter of Jesus to Abgar," Kyprianos Database of Ancient Ritual Texts and Objects, www.coptic-magic.phil.uni-wuerzburg.de/index.php/text/kyp-t-2186. Accessed on 22/10/2021

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