Martyrdom in Coptic (P.Duk.inv. 438)


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Catalogue Record

Title: Martyrdom, [not before 305]
Subject: Stephanos (Christian priest from Lenaios, Egypt), 4th
	Satrius Arrianus (Praeses of the Thebaid), fl. 305-309.
	Christian martyrs --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Coptic Church --Clergy --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Priests --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Egypt --Officials and employees --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Subliterary papyri --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
	Martyrologies --Egypt --30 B.C.-640 A.D.
Material: 1 item : papyrus, nine joining fragments mounted in
	glass, left part broken off ; 28 cm.
Note:  In Coptic.
	Actual dimensions of item are 28 x 12 cm.
	37 lines.
	Written along the fibers on the recto.
	Upper margin of 0.5 cm.; lower margin of 3 cm.; right
	margin of 0.5 cm.
	P.Duk.inv. 438 was formerly P.Miss. 4.
	Papyrus martyrdom containing a report of proceedings
	before the praeses Thebaidos Satrius Arrianus, governor
	of the Thebaid, in Kleopatris, Egypt. Stephanos,
	a Christian priest from Lenaios in the Antinoites
	(Antinoite Nome) is brought forward by the jailor
	Hierax and subsequently interrogated by the praeses.
	Stephanos is condemned to death by burning. The
 	proceedings are dated to Choiach (Nov. 27-Dec. 26), 305
	In Coptic.
	Descriptive database availale in repository.
Publications:"The Earliest Account of a Martyrdom in Coptic,"
	by Peter van Minnen, Analecta Bollandiana, 113(1995):13-38.

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Last updated by Peter van Minnen on 12/26/95