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Perg. Cairo EM without number

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Collection Cairo, Egyptian Museum
Inventory Number Perg. Cairo EM without number
Publication Number Le Museon 54
Current Location (unknown)
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance Details Monneret de Villard excavation in Deir Anba Hadra.
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Discovery archaeological excavation
Finder (= First Purchaser) Monneret de Villard, M.U.
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
Type of Acquisition for the Intitution excavation finds
Date of Acquisition for the Intitution between 1925 and
Transferor (Seller, Previous Owner) Monneret de Villard, M.U.


Object Type parchment
Dating of Object 11-12. century CE
Dating between 1001 and 1200
Criteria for Dating palaeography and overall appearance
Range of Preservation incomplete
State of Preservation Outside bifolium of the first quire of a codex, both leaves of which are quite damaged. Pagination as well as margin are lost. At the bottom, on the inner margin a part is missing with the last 5 lines of the first column.

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object flesh / hair side
Inks and Pigments type unclear monochrome
Range of Preservation (Text) incomplete
State of Preservation (Text) Text on the parchment can be read but there are several lacunae.
Script, Primary Coptic Uncial
Language, Primary Sahidic
Comments on Text Layout Since no photos survive and the present whereabouts of the fragment is unknown, not too many concrete remarks can be made and basic data are wanting.
  recto verso
Quantity of Lines 25 32
Quantity of Columns 2 2
Height of Line / Letter


Text Content

Ancient Title Apocalypse of John
Modern Title Apocalypse / Book of Revelation
Text Types
  • religious-literary
  • religious-literary | Christian
  • religious-literary | Christian | Biblical
  • religious-literary | Christian | Biblical | New Testament
Summary of Content Verses 1-8 of chapter 1 of the Revelation of John from the New Testament in Sahidic Coptic.
Location of Composition unknown (in Lower Egypt) Lower Egypt Egypt (Certainty: medium)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
1ⲧⲁⲡⲟⲕⲁⲗⲩⲯⲓⲥ ⲛⲓⲱϩⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ
2ⲧⲁⲡⲟⲕⲁⲗⲩⲯⲓⲥ ⲛⲓ︦ⲥ︦ ⲡⲉⲭ︦ⲥ︦ ⲧⲉⲛⲧⲁⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲧⲁⲁ ⲛⲁϥ ⲉⲧⲥⲁⲃⲉⲛⲉϥϩⲙ︦ϩⲁⲗ ⲉ︦ⲛⲉⲧⲛϣⲱⲡⲉ ϩⲛ︦ⲟⲩϭⲉⲡⲏ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲁϥⲟⲩⲟⲛⲁϩⲥ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ⲉⲁϥⲧⲛ︦ⲛⲟⲟⲩⲥ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ϩⲓⲧⲛ︦ⲡⲉϥⲁⲅⲅⲉⲗⲟⲥ ⲙⲛ︦ⲡⲉϥϩⲙ︦ϩⲁⲗ ⲓ̈ⲱϩⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ· ⲡⲁⲓ ⲛ︦ⲧⲁϥⲣ︦ⲙⲛ︦ⲧⲣⲉ ⲙ︦ⲡϣⲁϫⲉ ⲙ︦ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲧⲙⲛ︦ⲧⲙⲛ︦ⲧⲣⲉ ⲛⲓ︦ⲥ︦ ⲡⲉⲭ︦ⲥ︦ ⲛ︦ⲛⲉⲛⲧⲁϥⲛⲁⲩ ⲉⲣⲟⲟⲩ· ⲛⲁⲓ̈ⲁⲧⲟⲩ ⲛ︦ⲛⲉⲧⲱϣ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲛⲉⲧⲥⲱⲧⲙ︦ ⲉⲛ︦ϣⲁϫⲉ ⲛ︦ⲧⲉⲓ̈ⲡⲣⲟⲫⲏⲧⲉⲓⲁ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲛⲉⲧϩⲁⲣⲉϩ ⲉⲛⲉⲧⲥⲏϩ ⲛ︦ϩⲏⲧⲥ︦´· ϫⲉ ⲁⲡⲉⲩⲟⲉⲓϣ ϩⲱⲛ ⲉϩⲟⲩⲛ· ⲓ̈ⲱϩⲁⲛⲛⲏⲥ ⲉϥⲥϩⲁⲓ̈ ⲛ︦ⲧⲥⲁϣϥⲉ ⲛ︦ⲉⲕⲕⲗⲏⲥⲓⲁ ⲉⲧϩⲛ︦ⲧⲁⲥⲓⲁ· ⲧⲉⲭⲁⲣⲓⲥ ⲛⲏⲧⲛ︦ ⲙⲛ︦ϯⲣⲏⲛⲏ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ϩⲓⲧⲉⲛ︦ⲡⲉⲧϣⲟⲟⲡ ⲡⲉⲧⲉⲛⲉϥϣⲟⲟⲡ ⲡⲉⲧⲛⲏⲩ· ⲁⲩⲱ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ϩⲓⲧⲙ︦ⲡⲥⲁϣϥ︦ ⲙ︦ⲡⲛ̄ⲁ ⲉⲧⲙ︦ⲡⲉⲙⲧⲟ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ⲙ︦ⲡⲉϥⲑⲣⲟⲛⲟⲥ· ⲁⲩⲱ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ϩⲓⲧⲛ︦ⲓ︦ⲥ︦ ⲡⲉⲭ︦ⲥ︦ ⲡⲙⲛ︦ⲧⲣⲉ ⲉⲧⲟ ⲛ︦ϩⲟⲧ ⲡϣⲣ︦ⲡⲙⲓⲥⲉ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ϩⲛ︦ⲛⲉⲧⲙⲟⲟⲩⲧ ⲡⲁⲣⲭⲱⲛ ⲛ︦ⲛ︦ⲣⲣⲱⲟⲩ ⲙ︦ⲡⲕⲁϩ· ⲡⲉⲛⲧⲁϥⲙⲉⲣⲓⲧⲛ︦ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲁϥⲧⲃⲃ︦ⲟⲛ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ϩⲛ︦ⲛⲉⲛⲛⲟⲃⲉ ϩⲣⲁⲓ̈ ϩⲙ︦ⲡⲉϥⲥⲛⲟϥ· ⲁⲩⲱ ⲁϥⲉⲓⲣⲉ ⲙ︦ⲙⲟⲛ ⲛ︦ⲟⲩⲙⲛ︦ⲧⲉⲣⲟ ⲙ︦ⲡⲉⲛⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲛ︦ⲟⲩⲏⲏⲃ ⲉⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲡⲉϥⲉⲓⲱⲧ ⲡⲁⲓ̈ ⲉⲧⲉⲡⲱϥ ⲡⲉ ⲡⲉⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲛ︦ⲡⲁⲙⲁϩⲧⲉ ϣⲁⲉⲛⲉϩ ⲛⲉⲛⲉϩ ϩⲁⲙⲏⲛ· ⲉⲓⲥϩⲏⲏⲧⲉ ⲉϥⲛⲏⲩ ϩⲓϫⲛ︦ⲛⲉⲕⲗⲟⲟⲗⲉ ⲛ︦ⲧⲡⲉ ⲛ︦ⲧⲉⲃⲁⲗ ⲛⲓⲙ ⲛⲁⲩ ⲉⲣⲟϥ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲛⲉⲛⲧⲁⲩⲕⲟⲛⲥϥ︦ ⲛ︦ⲥⲉⲛⲉϩⲡⲉ ⲉϩⲣⲁⲓ̈ ⲉϫⲱϥ ⲛ︦ϭⲓⲛⲉⲫⲩⲗⲏ ⲧⲏⲣⲟⲩ ⲙ︦ⲡⲕⲁϩ· ⲁⲛⲟⲕ ⲡⲉ ⲁⲗⲫⲁ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲱ︦ ⲧⲁⲣⲭⲏ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲡϫⲱⲕ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ⲡⲉϫⲁϥ ⲛ︦ϭⲓⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ· ⲡⲉⲧϣⲟⲟⲡ ⲡⲉⲧⲉⲛⲉϥϣⲟⲟⲡ ⲡⲉⲧⲛⲏⲩ ⲡⲡⲁⲛⲧⲟⲕⲣⲁⲧⲱⲣ.
1The Apocalypse of John
2The apocalypse (revelation) of Jesus Christ which God gave him to show his servants what will soon take place and he revealed it by sending it through his angel and his servant, John. He, who testified to the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ which he saw. Blessed is the one who reads and hears the words of this prophecy and keeps to what is written in it. Because the time is near. John is writing to the seven churches of Asia: Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spirits before his throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. He who loved us and has freed us from our sins through his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom of our God and to be priests to God, his Father, to Him be glory and power forever and ever, amen. "Look, he is coming with the clouds of the sky, and every eye sees him, even those who pierced him, and all peoples on earth mourn because of him." "I am the Alpha and the Omega" said the Lord God, he who is, who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.
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DatasetID 315851
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 315851 (= Perg. Cairo EM without number), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.