SAHIDIC PSALTER (ca 500 AD)

MS 1365
MS Short Title SAHIDIC PSALTER (ca 500 AD)
Text BIBLE: ACTS 7:40 - 43; 11:24 - 28
Description MS in Sahidic on vellum, Egypt, ca. 500, 2 ff., 7x6 cm, single column, (6,0x4,5 cm), 14-15 lines in Coptic uncial.
Binding Barking, Essex, 1991, morocco gilt sewn on 2 cords, by Aquarius.
Provenance 1. Sotheby's 18.6.1991:66.
Commentary Chapter 11:25 reads Paulos, against all Greek and Coptic witnesses which have Saulos. Only from 13:9 Paulos appears. From a miniature Coptic codex, slightly larger than the vellum Mani codex, ca. 400, in Greek (Köln P. Colon. inv. 4780) "the smallest book preserved from the Antiquity", 4,5x3,8 cm (3,5x2,4 cm).
Published Hans-Gerhard Bethge: Neue Bibeltexte: Fragmente koptischer Handscriften - Ein Werkstattbericht. In: Ägypten und Nubien in spätantiker und christlicher Zeit, Akten des 6. Internationalen Koptologenkongresses Münster, 20-26. Juli 1996: Band 2: Schrifttum, Sprache und Gedankenwelt. Wiesbaden, Reichert Verlag, 1999. (Sonderdruck.)
Place of origin Egypt
Dates ca 500 AD

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