OPES Oslo Papyri Electronic System

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Inventory number:
P.Oslo inv. 303
   

Background and Physical Properties

 
Material:
Pap
Connections:
Size:
10 x 16 cm.
Lines:
11
Publication side:
Recto, the Verso is blank
Palaeogr Descr:

Contents:

 
Date:
IV/Vth century A.D.
Origin:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Provenance:
Unknown place, province of Egypt
Acquisition:
Acquired by S. Eitrem in Cairo 1920
Language:
Greek
Genre:
Sub-literary
Author:
Title / Type of text:
Christian amulet
Content:
A Christian amulet, containing a binding spell, using magical words and tokens to invoke various powers, among which Christ the Lord, to protect the house with all its inhabitants
Subject headings:
Subliterature; Amulet; Binding spell; Magic
Persons:
Geographica:
Translation:
Xi, M, G = Maria gives birth to Christ! Ororphorphor, Iao, Sabaoth, Adonai, Eloe, Salaman, I bind you, Artemisian scorpion, 315 times - protect this house with those who live here from all evil, from every kind of witchcraft, from spirits in the air and from the human eye; from terrible toil, from the bites of scorpions and snakes - in the name of the highest god [here follow some magical words and letters] protect [the house], O Lord, son of David in the flesh, born by the Holy Virgin Maria, you, Holy and Highest among Gods, of the Holy Spirit. Honour to you, heavenly King. Amen [followed by Alpha Cross Omega, Symbol of Christ, Ixthys]
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Not available

Information on Publication:

 
Series and Volume:
Det  Norske  Videnskapsselskaps  forhandlinger 3-31
First Editor:
Eitrem  S-Fridrichsen  F
Year:
1921
SB:
SB  III  6584
Corrections:
Republication Citation:
Further Republication Note:
Eitrem S, P.Oslo I 5, 1925
Bibliography:
Hunt AS, P.Oxy. 16 (1924) p. 274 (note in connection with P.Oxy. 2061-3) Papyri Graecae magicae, ed. K. Preisendanz, vol. II (1931), p. 190 (No. 3)
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