A Check List of Coptic Manuscripts in the Pierpont Morgan Library

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Priv. print., 1919 - Coptic manuscripts - 20 pages
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Page iii - A Check List of Coptic Manuscripts in the Pierpont Morgan Library (New York, 1919), xviii, 20 pp.
Page xvii - ... original bindings when found. The collection presents a comprehensive view of the contents of an Egyptian (Christian) monastic library in those early times. With the exception of the biblical manuscripts, which may have been Intended for private reading, or for reading in the individual monastic cells, they were all to be read in church, either as part of the service proper or for the edification of the public. It is the largest and oldest collection of complete Sahidic manuscripts in existence....
Page v - ... from the XI century; the Armenian from the VIII to XVII century. COPTIC MANUSCRIPTS. The larger part of this collection, consisting of over 60 volumes and fragments, was discovered in the Spring of 1910 by a group of Arabs digging on the site of the ancient Monastery of the Archangel Michael, on the border of the province of Fayum, in a small locality known as Hamouli, and was purchased by Mr. Morgan in 1911. They range in date from the IX to the X century, about 20 of them being dated from 823...
Page xiv - ... purchased by Mr. Morgan in 1911. They range in date from the IX to the X century, about 20 of them being dated from 823 to 914 AD, some of those undated being undoubtedly earlier. The copyist's notes, with which many of the manuscripts terminate, state that they were either written for the Monastery of the Archangel Michael or transferred to it from some other Fayumic Monastery. A number of manuscripts contain full page pictures In red, yellow, green and brown, depicting such scenes as the Annunciation;...
Page 13 - Severus of Antioch, Eulogy of Saint Leontius the Arab, martyr. 3) Miracles wrought by God through Apa Menas. the True Soldier of Christ. gth cent. 51 leaves, including a fly-leaves; a columns of a8-31 lines. 34o x a60 mm. Covers (only) of the original binding.
Page xvii - ... numerous historiated initials and heads, busts or full figures of saints in the margains. A large proportion of the manuscripts were still in their original bindings when found. The collection presents a comprehensive view of the contents of an Egyptian (Christian) monastic library in those early times. With the exception of the biblical manuscripts, which may have been Intended for private reading, or for reading in the individual monastic cells, they were all to be read in church, either as...
Page xiii - Very likely in a time of exceptional danger, the monks, fearing for their lives as well as for their most valued possessions, buried their library within the precincts of the monastery and fled to a place of safety.
Page xiii - The size of leaves in each manuscript often varies, especially from quire to quire, as does also the number of lines...
Page 5 - AD 893 j6 leaves; one column of31-34 lines. 350 x 265 mm. Original binding. The manuscript was complete when found; two leaves are now in the New Museum at Berlin (P. 11967). XI SYNAXARY M 5
Page 12 - The Discourse which Apa Demetrius, archbishop of th'e city of Antioch, who ordained the great John Chrysostom to be an elder, pronounced on the birth, according to the flesh, of God the Word, on the twenty-ninth day of the month Khoiakh, and on Mary His mother, the Virgin who brought Him forth.

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