P. Kell. Copt. 35
|Text no. Position of the text within the manuscript.||1|
|Date:||351 – 390|
Ro ll. 1-22
|Type of text:||
Separation spell (curse, magical, formulary)
|Original title (translated):|
|Conventional title:||Separation spell|
 I invoke you (s.), who are sovereign,  who sits over  cherubim and seraphim, He who stands  over the conflicts and the strifes, He who shut up  the winds through his great authority,  just as you (s.) made the land of Egypt desert, and you (s.) cast  strifes upon the Chaldaeans, it is you (pl.)  upon whom I pronounce these names, they (?)  … are (?) the black generation (?), may NN son  of NN, may their heart become black with one  another! O … natron of Arabia (?),  just as you will wash away all things, you will  wash ⟨away⟩ their desire that they have for one  another! And you (s.), O scorching of the mustard,  you will put scorching and burning in their hearts  towards one another! The house in which I shall place you,  do not leave it before you have  awoken a conflict and a  strife and a thundering with NN  daughter of NN, she ⟨and⟩ NN, son of NN!”
You pronounce  these words over water.
 It is finished.
2. ὄντα : ο ντα Pap : ⧹ϯ⧸ ὄντα Mirecki/Gardner/Alcock
1. ἐπὶ ἀρχῆς For this sense see LSJ s.v. ἐπί sense I.2, cf. s.v. ἀρχή II. Gardner/Alcock/Funk translate “from the beginning”.
|Bibliography:||Mirecki, Paul, Iain Gardner, and Anthony Alcock. "Magical Spell, Manichaean Letter." In Emerging from Darkness: Studies in the Recovery of Manichaean Sources, edited by Paul Mirecki and Jason Beduhn. Leiden: Brill, 1997, p. 1-32.
Gardner, Iain, Anthony Alcock, and Wolf-Peter Funk. Coptic Documentary Texts from Kellis: Vol.1 (P.Kell. V). Oxford: Oxbow Books, 1999, p. 224-228.
Shisha-Halevy, Ariel. “An Emerging New Dialect of Coptic.” Orientalia 71.3 (2002): 305.
van der Vliet, Jacques. “Christian Spells and Manuals from Egypt.” In Guide to the Study of Ancient Magic, edited by David Frankfurter. Leiden : Brill, 2019, p. 332-334.
EL (21/3/2019); text checked and new translation (KD 21/4/2020); KD (23/4/2020); checked by EL, with updates to apparatus (8/9/2020), edits by KD and MPS (22/9/2020); minor edits KD (30/10/2020)