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A Coptic handbook of ritual power (P. Macq. I 1) / Malcolm Choat and Iain Gardner.

By: Choat, Malcolm
Contributor(s): Gardner, Iain
Language: English, Coptic Original language: Coptic Series: Macquarie papyri ; Volume 1Publisher: Turnhout : Brepols : Ancient Cultures Research Centre, Macquarie University, c2013.Description: 131 p., 12 p. of plates : ill., facsm. ; 30 cm. + 1 CD-ROM.ISBN: 9782503531700Subject(s): Coptic language -- Texts | Magic, Coptic | Manuscripts, CopticSubject: This volume publishes a new "Coptic handbook of ritual power", comprising a complete 20 page parchment codex from the second half of the first millennium AD. It consists of an invocation including both Christian and Gnostic elements, ritual instructions, and a list of twenty-seven spells to cure demonic possession, various ailments, the effects of magic, or to bring success in love and business. The codex is not only a substantial new addition to the corpus of magical texts from Egypt, but, in its opening invocation, also provides new evidence for Sethian Gnostic thoughtin Coptic texts. "A Coptic handbook of ritual power" is the first volume in the series The Macquarie Papyri, which will publish the papyri in the collection of the Museum of Ancient Cultures, Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia).
Holdings
Item type Home library Collection Shelving location Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode
Book British Museum
Egypt and Sudan Shelves HS9.CHO (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available 54063000242878
Audio British Museum
Egypt and Sudan Desk HS9.CHO (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 2 Available 54063000242845

Includes bibliography (p. [118]-121)

This volume publishes a new "Coptic handbook of ritual power", comprising a complete 20 page parchment codex from the second half of the first millennium AD. It consists of an invocation including both Christian and Gnostic elements, ritual instructions, and a list of twenty-seven spells to cure demonic possession, various ailments, the effects of magic, or to bring success in love and business. The codex is not only a substantial new addition to the corpus of magical texts from Egypt, but, in its opening invocation, also provides new evidence for Sethian Gnostic thoughtin Coptic texts. "A Coptic handbook of ritual power" is the first volume in the series The Macquarie Papyri, which will publish the papyri in the collection of the Museum of Ancient Cultures, Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia).

Text in English and Coptic translated into English.

AESND14, AESJF15, AES2015