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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.

Sahidic

Coptic dialect that was spoken in Upper Egypt from the fourth century BC and was looked upon as Classic Coptic

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Manuscript of a Psalm in the Coptic Sahidic Dialect
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This manuscript bears traces of a psalm written in the Coptic Sahidic dialect. The Psalms of the Old Testament are attributed to David the Prophet and King of Israel.

The Book of Psalms consists of 151 psalms, the majority of which were believed to be written by David the Prophet. There is an alleged similarity between the Song of Akhenaten and Psalm 104.

The Coptic language has several dialects including Faiyumic, Menfi, Sahidic, Akhmimic, and Bohairic, the dialect of the Delta.

This piece is written in the Sahidic dialect, that of the South or Upper Egypt. The psalms are often sung in church to various tunes or settings.

Dimensions:  Length 12 cm  Width 8.2 cm

Attributes Attributes

Culture:

Coptic

Technique:

Transcribed

Style:

Ottoman

Materials:

Flax
Type Type

Type:

Flax
Map Map

Location: 

The Coptic Museum
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Acquired: 

1935 AD
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