Berlin P. 22191 a.b
|Text no. Position of the text within the manuscript.||1|
|Date:||301 – 800|
Ro ll. 1-17-Vo ll. 1-6
|Type of text:||
Curse (magical, applied, prayer for justice)
|Original title (translated):|
|Conventional title:||Applied Judicial Curse against Philoksen, Victor, and Asane|
[recto, 1] ⳨ It is I who petitions you (s.), O Father, Son, ⟨and⟩ Holy Spirit, saying,  avenge me against Philoxen and Biktōr and Asane! Michael, Gabriel,  Suriel, Raphael, Manouēl, twenty-four presbyters! I adjure you,  you who sit upon the cherubim and seraphim, I adjure you by the right hand  which formed Adam! Now, then, O my Lord, may you listen to my […]  and avenge me against the ones who are violent to me! Yea, You who heard  Daniel, yea, you who heard Jonah, when he was in the belly of the whale,  may you send Michael so that he might touch … an incurable sickness  to these three men, hastily, [quickly], quickly, just as he touched  Diocletian and he overturned his throne […] now (?), likewise, give […]  touch the bodies of these three [men! The curse (?)] of Zechariah and (?)  the curse which is in Deuteronomy [may they come upon (?)] Philoxen and Biktōr  [and Asane! I adjure (?)] you by the three bowls (?) which are in the Church  […] Holy! Sabaoth, may you requite (?) […]  the three men […] quickly, amen, amen, amen,  amen, amen, [amen, amen, ŌŌ]ŌŌŌŌŌ, ee  […] remained upon them, [verso, 1] Sodom and Gomorrah, may it remain upon them, the three ⟨men⟩ until  he (sic) perishes! May the earth open its mouth and swallow Philoxen and  Biktōr and Asane, just as it swallowed Tathan and  Tabirōn, amen, amen, amen, amen, amen,  amen, amen!
1. ⲡⲉⲧⲥⲉⲙⲉ i.e. Sahidic ⲡ-ⲉⲧ-ⲥⲙ̅ⲙⲉ | ⲡϣⲣⲏⲣ̣ⲉ̣ i.e. Sahidic ⲡ-ϣⲏⲣⲉ | ⲡⲉⲛⲉ̣ⲩⲙⲁ i.e. Sahidic ⲡ-ⲡⲛⲉⲩⲙⲁ i.e. Greek πνεῦμα | ⲧⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ i.e. Sahidic ⲉⲧ-ⲟⲩⲁⲁⲃ | ϫ̣[ⲉ] : ϫ̣ⲉ̣ Satzinger
1. ⲅⲟⲙⲟⲣⲁϩ ⲅ corrected from ⲣ̣ by overwriting | ϫⲱⲟⲩ i.e. Sahidic ⲉϫⲱ⸗ⲟⲩ : l. ⲉϫⲙ̅ Satzinger | ⲛ̅ⲡϣⲟⲙ i.e. Sahidic ⲙ̅-ⲡⲓ-ϣⲟⲙⲛ̅ⲧ ⲛ̅-ⲣⲱⲙⲉ
6-7. ⲡⲉⲛⲧⲁⲃⲥⲱ̅[ⲧ̅ⲙ̅ ⲉ]ⲧⲁⲛⲛⲓ̈ⲏⲗ ϩⲁⲉⲓ̈ⲟ ⲡⲉ̅ⲛ̅ⲧ̣ⲁⲃⲥⲱ̅ⲧ̅ⲙ̅ ⲓ̈ⲱⲛⲁ̣[ⲥ ⲉ]ⲃϩ̅ⲛ̅ ϩ̅ⲏ̅ϥ̅ⲧ ⲛ̅ⲡⲕⲏⲧ̣[ⲟⲥ] These are references to the well-known stories of Daniel in the Lion’s Den and Jonah in the Belly of the Whale, from Daniel 6.7-27 and Jonah 2.1-11.
3-4. ⲛ̅ⲑⲉ ⲧⲁⲃ̣ⲱ̣̅ⲕ̅ⲙ̅ ⲧⲧ̅ⲁⲑⲁⲛ ⲙ̣ⲛ̣ ⲧⲁⲃⲓ̈ⲣⲱⲛ A reference to the deaths of the rebellious Levites Dathan and Abiram (ⲇⲁⲑⲁⲛ ⲙⲛ ⲁⲃⲉⲓⲣⲱⲛ) in Numbers 16.28-32.
|Bibliography:||Satzinger, Helmut. Koptische Urkunden III. Band, 2. Heft, Verlag Bruno Hessling: Berlin, 1967, pp. 1119-121, no. 389.|
EL’s transcription from Satzinger, EL’s edition (translation, apparatus and notes) (17/9/2018); KD (25/6/2021); KD + MPS (1/4/2022)