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Coptic

It is a name for Egyptians of the Christian faith and their Church. It is also the name for the last form of the ancient Egyptian language, which was written with mostly Greek letters. The Coptic language survives only as a liturgical language of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Dallal

the book of daily readings from Scripture; comes from the Arabic "that which defines the day," because it contains the readings for every day of the year

Katamarus

book of daily readings or lectionary; comes from the Greek: "according to the days"

Praxis

portion of the Acts of the Apostles

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This book is a part of a Katamarus, a Greek word that means "according to the day" or in Arabic Dallal, "that which defines the day." It is a lectionary of the days.

In the Coptic Church, there are various kinds of Katamarus. There is the yearly Katamarus, the book that contains the readings for the whole year; the Passion Week Katamarus, which contains the readings for the last week of Lent; and the Lenten Katamarus, the book containing the readings for the whole of Lent.

The readings in each Katamarus are divided into days according to the Coptic months. The readings for each day include part of a psalm, part of the Gospel, part of the Pauline Epistles, part of the Catholic Epistles, and part of the Acts of the Apostles or Praxis.

Dimensions:  Length 32.5 cm  Width 24 cm

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Culture:

Coptic

Technique:

Transcribed

Style:

Abbasid

Materials:

Parchment
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Type:

Parchment
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Location: 

The Coptic Museum

Created: 

Egypt
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Created: 

8th Century AD - 9th Century AD
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Manuscript of Part of the New Testament
Manuscript of Part of the New Testament

Book of the Gospels in Coptic Bohairic Dialect
Book of the Gospels in Coptic Bohairic Dialect

Manuscript of a Psalm in the Coptic Sahidic Dialect
Manuscript of a Psalm in the Coptic Sahidic Dialect

Parchment with Orange-Colored Cross
Parchment with Orange-Colored Cross

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