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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 ASAE 23
Current Location (unknown)
Publication Permission Status (unknown)
Publication Status partly published

Origin / Provenance

Ancient Provenance Site Aswan / Syene (Swn; Συήνη, סונ, ⲥⲟⲩⲁⲁⲛ) [Trismegistos]
Certainty: high
Ancient Provenance District Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]
District of Find / Purchase in Egypt Upper Egypt, 1st nome (Ombites) [Trismegistos]


Object Type parchment
Range of Preservation incomplete

Text Basic Information

Localization of Text on Object (unknown/uncertain)
Script, Primary Coptic
Language, Primary Sahidic
Comments on Text Layout Munier`s publication of the piece does not say much about the manuscript itself, and since we have no further record about it, details about whether it is complete or fragmented, written on both sides or not, if the little "cahier" had any binding or not, are unknown.


Text Content

Ancient Title Psalms
Modern Title Psalms
Ancient Author of Text Paul the Apostle
Text Types
  • religious-literary
  • religious-literary | Christian
  • religious-literary | Christian | Biblical
  • religious-literary | Christian | Biblical | Old Testament
Summary of Content Psalm 137, 3 - 138, 23
Location of Composition Aswan / Syene Upper Egypt, 1st nome Egypt (Certainty: medium)
Multilingualism Monolingual
Gender Man
Religion Christianity



Transcription Translation Pictures
1The full Coptic text of this MS from Aswan is not published in Munier`s article, so the text is taken here from E.A. Wallis Budge, The Earliest Known Coptic Psalter, London 1898
1ⲉⲣⲟⲕ ϭⲉⲡⲏ ⲥⲱⲧⲙ ⲉⲣⲟⲓ̈
2ⲕⲛⲁⲧⲁϣⲟⲓ̈ ϩⲛ̄ ⲧⲁⲯⲩⲭⲏ ϩⲛ︦
3ⲟⲩϭⲟⲙ ⲉⲛⲁϣⲱⲥ·
4ⲙⲁⲣⲉⲛⲉⲣ︦ⲣⲱⲟⲩ ⲧⲏⲣⲟⲩ ⲙ︦
5ⲡⲕⲁϩ ⲟⲩⲱⲛϩ ⲛⲁⲕ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ
7ϫⲉ ⲁⲩⲥⲱⲧⲙ ⲉⲛϣⲁϫⲉ ⲛ︦ⲧⲁⲧⲡⲣⲟ
8ⲁⲩⲱ ⲙⲁⲣⲟⲩϫⲱ ⲛ︦ⲛ︦ⲱⲇⲏ ⲙ︦
9ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ϫⲉ ⲟⲩⲛⲟϭ ⲡⲉ
10ⲡⲉⲟⲟⲩ ⲙ︦ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ.
11ϫⲉ ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ϫⲟⲥⲉ ⲁⲩⲱ ϥϭⲱ
12ϣⲧ︦ ⲉϫⲛ︦ⲛⲉⲧⲑⲃⲃ︦ⲓⲏⲩ.
13ⲁⲩⲱ ϥⲛⲁⲩ ⲉⲛⲉⲧϫⲟⲥⲉ ⲙ︦
15ⲉⲓ̈ϣⲁⲛⲃⲱⲕ ⲉⲧⲙⲏⲧⲉ ⲛ︦ⲧⲉ
16ⲑⲗⲓⲯⲓⲥ ⲕⲛⲁⲧⲁⲛϩⲟⲓ̈
17ⲁⲕⲥⲟⲟⲩⲧⲛ︦ ⲛ︦ⲧⲉⲕϭⲓϫ ⲉ
18ⲧⲟⲣⲅⲏ ⲛ︦ⲛⲉⲕϫⲁϫⲉ·
19ⲁⲩⲱ ⲁⲧⲉⲕⲟⲩⲛⲁⲙ ⲧⲁⲛϩⲟⲓ̈
20ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲛⲁϯ ϩⲁⲣⲟⲓ̈.
21ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲡⲉⲕⲛⲁ ϣⲟⲟⲡ ϣⲁ
23ⲙ︦ⲡⲣ︦ⲕⲱ ⲛ︦ⲥⲱⲕ ⲛ︦ⲛⲉϩⲃⲏⲩⲉ
25ⲡⲁⲍⲁⲭⲁⲣⲓⲁⲥ ϩⲙ
27ⲡϫⲱⲱⲣⲉ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ·
28ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲁⲕⲇⲟⲕⲓⲙⲁⲍⲉ ⲙ︦ⲙⲟⲓ̈
30ⲛ︦ⲧⲟⲕ ⲁⲕⲥⲟⲩⲛ︦ ⲧⲁϭⲓⲛϩⲙⲟⲟⲥ
31ⲙⲛ︦ ⲧⲁϭⲓⲛⲧⲱⲟⲩⲛ.
32ⲁⲕⲉⲓⲙⲉ ⲛⲁⲙⲟⲕⲙⲉⲕ ⲧⲏⲣⲟⲩ
34ⲁⲕϩⲟⲧϩⲧ︦ ⲛ︦ⲧⲁϩⲓⲏ ⲙⲛ︦ ⲧⲁϣⲃⲱ
35ⲁⲩⲱ ⲁⲕⲛⲁⲩ ⲉⲛⲁϩⲓⲟⲟⲩⲉ ⲧⲏⲣⲟⲩ.
36ϫⲉ ⲙⲛ︦ ⲕⲣⲟϥ ϩⲙ︦ⲡⲁⲗⲁⲥ·
37ⲉⲓⲥϩⲏⲏⲧⲉ ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲛ︦ⲧⲟⲕ
38ⲁⲕⲉⲓⲙⲉ ⲉⲛⲉⲧⲛⲁϣⲱⲡⲉ
39ⲙⲛ︦ ⲛ︦ϣⲟⲣⲡ.
40ⲛ︦ⲧⲟⲕ ⲁⲕⲡⲗⲁⲥⲥⲉ ⲙ︦ⲙⲟⲓ̈
41ⲁⲩⲱ ⲁⲕⲕⲁⲧⲉⲕϭⲓϫ ϩⲓϫⲱⲓ̈.
42ⲁⲩⲣ︦ϣⲡⲏⲣⲉ ⲙ︦ⲡⲉⲕⲥⲟⲟⲩⲛ ⲛ︦ϩⲏⲧ.
43ⲁϥⲧⲁϫⲣⲟ ⲛ︦ϯⲛⲁϣϭⲛϭⲟⲙ ⲁⲛ
45ⲉⲓ̈ⲛⲁⲃⲱⲕ ⲉⲧⲱⲛ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ⲙ︦ⲡⲉⲕ
47ⲏ ⲉⲓ̈ⲛⲁⲡⲱⲧ ⲉⲧⲱⲛ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ⲙ︦
49ⲉⲓ̈ϣⲁⲛⲃⲱⲕ ⲉϩⲣⲁⲓ̈ ⲉⲧⲡⲉ ⲕⲙ︦
50ⲉⲓ̈ϣⲁⲛⲃⲱⲕ ⲉⲡⲉⲥⲏⲧⲉ ⲁⲙⲛ︦
51ⲧⲉ ⲕⲛ︦ⲙⲙⲁⲓ̈
52ⲉⲓ̈ϣⲁⲛϫⲓ ⲛ︦ⲛⲁⲧⲛϩ︦ ⲙ︦ⲡⲛⲁⲩ ⲛ︦
53ϣⲱⲣⲡ ⲧⲁⲟⲩⲱϩ ϩⲛ︦ⲁⲣⲏϫⲥ︦
54ⲛ︦ⲑⲁⲗⲁⲥⲥⲁ ⲕⲁⲓ ⲅⲁⲣ ⲧⲉⲕϭⲓϫ
56ⲧⲉⲕⲟⲩⲛⲁⲙ ⲛⲁϫⲓⲙⲟⲉⲓⲧ ϩⲏⲧⲧ̄
58ⲁⲓ̈ϫⲟⲟⲥ ⲛ︦ⲧⲟⲟⲩⲛ ϫⲉ ⲟⲩⲛ ⲟⲩ
59ⲕⲁⲕⲉ ⲛⲁϩⲟⲙⲛ︦ⲧ.
60ⲁⲧⲉⲩϣⲏⲣ︦ⲟⲩⲟⲉⲓⲛ ϩⲛ︦ⲧⲁⲧⲣⲩ
61ϫⲉ ⲙⲛ︦ ⲕⲁⲕⲉ ⲛⲁϩⲱⲡ ⲉⲣⲟⲕ.
62ⲁⲩⲱ ⲧⲉⲩϣⲏ ⲛⲁⲣ︦ⲟⲩⲟⲉⲓⲛ ⲛ︦
63ⲑⲉ ⲙ︦ⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ.
64ⲛ︦ⲑⲉ ⲙ︦ⲡⲉⲥⲕⲁⲕⲉ·
65ⲧⲁⲓ̈ ⲧⲉ ⲑⲉ ⲙ︦ⲡⲉⲥⲕⲉ ⲟⲩⲟⲉⲓⲛ.
66ϫⲉ ⲛ︦ⲧⲟⲕ ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ ⲁⲕϫⲡⲟ
67ⲛⲁⲕ ⲛ︦ⲛⲁϭⲗⲟⲧⲉ.
68ⲁⲩⲱ ⲁⲕϣⲟⲡⲧ︦ ⲉⲣⲟⲕ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ϩⲛ︦
69ϩⲏⲧⲥ︦ ⲛ︦ⲧⲁⲙⲁⲁⲩ·
70ϯⲛⲁⲟⲩⲱⲛϩ︦ ⲛⲁⲕ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ϫⲉ ⲁⲩ
71ⲧⲁⲛϩⲟⲩⲧⲧ︦ ⲉⲙⲁⲧⲉ.
72ϩⲉⲛϣⲡⲏⲣⲉ ⲛⲉ ⲛⲉⲕϩⲃⲏⲩⲉ.
73ⲉⲣⲉ ⲧⲁⲯⲩⲭⲏ ⲉⲓⲙⲉ ⲉⲣⲟⲟⲩ
75ϩⲛ︦ⲟⲩϩⲱⲡ ⲙ︦ⲡⲉⲡⲁⲕⲁⲥ ϩⲱⲡ
77ⲉⲛⲧⲁⲕⲧⲁⲙⲓⲟϥ ϩⲙ︦ⲡϩⲱⲡ·
78ⲁⲩⲱ ⲡⲁⲧⲁϫⲣⲟ ⲛ︦ⲛⲉⲧϩⲁⲡⲉ
79ⲥⲏⲧ ⲙ︦ⲡⲕⲁϩ.
80ⲁⲛⲉⲕⲃⲁⲗⲛⲁⲩ ⲉⲡⲁϣⲱⲱⲧ.
81ⲥⲉⲛⲥϩⲁⲓⲥⲟⲩ ⲧⲏⲣⲟⲩ
83ⲥⲉⲛⲁⲟⲟⲩ ⲙⲡⲉϩⲟⲟⲩ ⲛⲅ︦ⲁⲓ
84ⲁⲓ ⲛϩⲏⲧⲟⲩ.
85ⲁⲛⲉⲕϣⲃⲉⲉⲣ ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲁⲓⲁⲓ ⲛ
86ⲛⲁϩⲣⲁⲓ ⲉⲙⲁⲧⲉ·
87ⲁⲛⲉⲩⲁⲣⲭⲏ ϭⲙ︦ϭⲟⲙ ⲉⲙⲁⲧⲉ·
88ϯⲛⲁⲟⲡⲟⲩ ⲛ︦ⲥⲉⲁϣⲁⲓ ⲉϩⲟⲩⲉ
90ⲁⲓⲧⲱⲟⲩⲛ ⲁⲩⲱ ⲟⲛ ϯⲛ︦ⲙⲙⲁⲕ·
91ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲉⲕϣⲁⲛⲙⲉⲩⲧ ⲛ︦ⲣⲉϥ
93ⲛ︦ⲣⲱⲙⲉ ⲛ︦ⲥⲛⲟϥ ⲣⲕⲧ︦ ⲧⲏⲩ
94ⲧⲛ︦ ⲛ︦ⲥⲁⲃⲟⲗ ⲙ︦ⲙⲟⲓ.
95ϫⲉ ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ ⲛⲁϣⲁϫⲉ ⲉⲩⲙⲟⲕⲙⲉⲕ
96ⲥⲉⲛⲁϫⲓ ⲛ︦ⲛⲉⲕⲡⲟⲗⲓⲥ ⲉⲡϫⲓⲛ
98ⲛⲉⲧⲙⲟⲥⲧⲉ ⲙ︦ⲙⲟⲕ ⲡϫⲟⲉⲓⲥ
100ⲁⲩⲃ ⲁⲓⲃⲱⲗ ⲉⲃⲟⲗ ⲉϫⲛ︦ⲛⲉⲕϫⲁϫⲉ
101ⲁⲓⲙⲉⲥⲧⲱⲟⲩ ⲛⲟⲩⲛⲟϭ
103ⲁⲩϣⲱⲡⲉ ⲛⲁⲓ ⲉϩⲉⲛϫⲁϫⲉ.
104ⲇⲟⲕⲓⲙⲁⲍⲉ ⲙ︦ⲙⲟⲓ ⲡⲛⲟⲩⲧⲉ
105ⲛⲅ︦ⲉⲓⲙⲉ ⲉⲡⲁϩⲏⲧ.
106ϩⲉⲧⲁⲍⲉ ⲙ︦ⲙⲟⲓ ⲛⲅ︦ⲉⲓⲙⲉ ⲉⲛⲁ
108ⲛⲅ︦ⲛⲁⲩ ϫⲉ ⲟⲩⲛϩⲓⲏ ⲛ︦ⲁⲛⲟⲙⲓⲁ

1 The full Coptic text of this MS from Aswan is not published in Munier`s article, so the text is taken here from E.A. Wallis Budge, The Earliest Known Coptic Psalter, London 1898
1(Ps 137) 3 1The numbers here refer to the verse numbering. When I called, you answered me; you greatly emboldened me. 4 May all the kings of the earth praise you, Lord, when they hear what you have decreed. 5 May they sing of the ways of the Lord, for the glory of the Lord is great. 6 Though the Lord is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar. 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand you save me. 8 The Lord will vindicate me; your love, Lord, endures forever— do not abandon the works of your hands. (Ps 138) 1 You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. 5 You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. 9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 10 even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. 11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you. 19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty! 20 They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name. 21 Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you? 22 I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies. 23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

1 The numbers here refer to the verse numbering.
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DatasetID 315852
last Change 29.07.2022
Author Andrea Hasznos
Dataset License Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
Data set citation Data set 315852 (= Perg. Cairo EM without number), ERC-Project ELEPHANTINE: Andrea Hasznos.