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The healing shrines of St Phoibammon: Evidence of cult activity in Coptic legal documents

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A group of 8th century Coptic child donation documents addressed to the monastery of Apa Phoibammon on the mountain of Jeme in Upper Egypt has been the subject of much discussion. The exclusively male children donated by their parents have always been understood as gifts to the monastery itself, a place where they were, however, not intended to grow up as monks, but to remain as lifelong servants. The reason stated for these donations were miracle healings granted by Apa Phoibammon, the patro...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1515/zac-2016-0044

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, History Faculty
Publisher:
De Gruyter Publisher's website
Journal:
Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
3
Pages:
496–523
Publication date:
2016-12-16
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EISSN:
1612-961X
ISSN:
0949-9571
URN:
uuid:b835c21e-a658-4bf3-9675-fc325ea8bf69
Source identifiers:
631801
Local pid:
pubs:631801

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