Constellation Papyri

PB 58

Papyrus codex containing several works in Coptic: a dialogue between two deacons and Cyril of Alexandria; letter from Theophilus to Horsiesius; a dialogue between Horsiesius and Theophilus; a letter from Theophilus to monks; a dialogue between Phausos and Timotheos with Horsiesius; a collection of works attributed to Agathonicos; and a Copitc recipe for the preparation of parchment
Description: P.Bodmer 58 is a papyrus codex that was dismantled and rebound in the nineteenth century. It has diverse contents and may derive from the Monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes. Crum states it is written in a very pure Sahidic. P.Bodmer 58 was formerly part of the large collection amassed by Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872). The circumstances under which Phillipps acquired the book are unclear. It was in his possession before about 1863, since it already appeared as number 18833 in the portion of the catalog of his collection that appeared that year (Munby, The Catalogues, 12-13; Crum, Der Papyruscodex, ix). It may be the case that the codex came from the monastery of Epiphanius at Thebes (Crum and Evelyn White, The Monastery of Epiphanius, 299, item 578, note 1; Boud’hors, “Le P.Bodmer 58”). It is likely that it came into Bodmer’s collection through the same channels as other material from the estate of Phillipps, by way of the dealers Philipp and Lionel Robinson (Hurst, Manuscrits grecs, 9-10). In the inside of the back cover is written “Marz 1954.”
Author: Anonyme
Title: PB 58
Language: Coptic
No of scans: 169
Type: Manuscript
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