Part Two. The Coptic Papyri — Codex VIII (Codex_Part_II_VIII)
(1,473 words)

15 Letter of Isaac, Psai, and Benjamin to Mesouer(is)

Inv. VIII 46c: 6.8 × 8.2 cm.

The hand is of an uncial type, and irregularity in size and shape shows that the writer is not very expert. Too little remains of the text to enable us to restore more than the opening formula or to judge the general standard of the orthography. The dialect seems to be standard Sahidic. The verso preserves no trace of an address.

[ⲓⲥⲁ]ⲁⲕ ⲙ[ⲛ] ⲯ̣ⲁⲓ̈ ⲙⲛ̅ ⲃⲉⲛ[ⲓⲁⲙⲓⲛ ⲛⲉⲧ] 1

[ⲥϩ]ⲁⲓ̈ ⲙ̅ⲙⲉⲥⲟⲩⲏⲣ[(ⲓⲥ) ⲭⲁⲓⲣⲉ. ϩⲁⲑⲏ ⲛ] 2

[ϩⲱ]ⲃ ⲛⲓⲙ ⲧⲛ̅ϣⲓⲛⲉ [ⲉⲣⲟⲕ

[..]ⲛ̣ ⲉⲧⲛⲁⲛⲟⲩϥ ⲙ̅[ⲛ


[.]ⲛⲉ ⲛ̅ⲥⲛⲏⲩ ⲧⲏⲣⲟ[ⲩ

[ⲛ]ⲉⲧϩⲁϩⲧⲏⲕ ⲉ . [

[.] ⲙⲛ̅ ⲡⲙⲛ̅ⲧ⸌ⲟ̣[ⲩⲉ

[.] ⲛⲁⲕ ⲙ…

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Barns, J. W. B. and Browne, Gerald M., “Part Two. The Coptic Papyri — Codex VIII (Codex_Part_II_VIII)”, in: The Coptic Gnostic Library — A Complete Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices, Editor in Chief: James M. Robinson. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2012

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