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Bohairic

Coptic dialect that was spoken in the Nile delta and is considered the dialect of the Coptic Church

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.

Hijra

Emigration of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina in AD 622.

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Manuscript of Part of the New Testament
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This manuscript is part of the New Testament, the Gospels of Saints Luke and John, in the Coptic Bohairic dialect. Each Gospel begins with a decorated heading, followed by golden lines with blue and black coloring. The first letters are adorned and each chapter starts with lines in red.

The divisions are in red and the colophon at the end of the manuscript includes the year of the inscription, the name of the interested person, and the place to which it was presented. The date given is 1047 of the Martyrs Calendar, corresponding to 730 after Hijra (AD 1331).

Dimensions:  Length 32 cm  Width 25 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Coptic

Technique:

Transcribed

Style:

Ottoman

Artisan:

Saint Gabriel

Materials:

Flax
Type Type

Type:

Flax
Map Map

Location: 

The Coptic Museum

Created: 

Egypt
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Acquired: 

Modern Times

Created: 

14th Century AD
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