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Accession number 09.1172
Title Fragment of leather mini-codex in Sahidic Coptic
Date 4th-6th century
Notes The Bible was being translated into Coptic as early as the second century. Coptic was the last stage of the Egyptian language dialect before the Isalmic conquest. Though the word Coptic originally referered to Egyptians in general, after the Islamic conquest, the term came to refer specifically to Egyptian Christians, a minority in Egypt who often suffer persecution today. Donald Brake speculates that the fragment might have originated in Oxyrhynchus, Egypt, where many biblical vellum manusucripts have been found.

Contains Psalm 88:31-5 in Sahidic Coptic. Identified by Christian Askeland of Tyndale House, Cambridge.
4th-6th century