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Kellis Literary Texts, Volume 1 Iain Gardner

Kellis Literary Texts, Volume 1

Iain Gardner

Published December 1st 1997
ISBN : 9781900188104
Hardcover
188 pages
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Ancient Kellis (the modern village of Ismant el-Kharab) lies some four hundred miles to the south-west of Cairo in Egypts western desert, and its excavation is part of the Dakleh Oasis Project. Foremost among the finds are numerous texts of the lateMoreAncient Kellis (the modern village of Ismant el-Kharab) lies some four hundred miles to the south-west of Cairo in Egypts western desert, and its excavation is part of the Dakleh Oasis Project. Foremost among the finds are numerous texts of the late Roman period on papyrus, ostraca and wooden boards. This volume publishes a first selection of Manichaean and other religious texts found so far at Kellis with descriptions, notes, transcriptions, translations and photographs. The introductory chapter discusses the Coptic Manichaean texts as literary and religious products with particular reference to their close links to the codices said to have come from Medinet Madi- the commentaries discuss details of codicology, identification and content. There are 16 Coptic texts, 4 Syriac and 4 Greek.