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Bibil Identifier bibil:211619
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) Papyri, Parchments, Ostraca, and Tablets Written with Biblical Texts in Greek and Used as Amulets: A Preliminary List
Author de Bruyn, Theodore
Edited book Early Christian Manuscripts
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 145-189 Pages
Genre Original
Notes P. 166-189: listes.
Abstract In Late Antiquity scribes transcribed passages from the Bible for a variety of personal uses. Some of these biblical texts were used to protect or help their owners as amulets. However, it is not always easy to differentiate between biblical texts written to be used as amulets and biblical texts written for some other personal use. This paper presents criteria that may be used to identify biblical texts used as amulets, considers difficulties presented by ambiguous cases, and presents a preliminary list of biblical texts that were certainly, probably, or possibly amulets. The paper confines itself to items from the fourth to the eighth centuries C.E. that have Christian elements, that were written in Greek, and that were found in Egypt.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Amulet
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism : Greek Texts : Manuscripts
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