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  • Oxyrhynchus Papyri

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    Contributing Institution: Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School
    Description: Images of the 29 Oxyrhynchus Papyri held by the Ambrose Swasey Library of the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. These Greek papyrus fragments date from the 1st to the 5th centuries A.D. Included are scriptural texts, personal letters, and legal instruments such as leases, contracts, and tax receipts, as well as early Christian writings and documents relating to Egyptian pagan religions. Oxyrhynchus, a Greek-speaking district capital of the Roman Empire, was located on the Nile near the modern-day village of Bahnasa, Egypt, 125 miles south of Cairo. The dry climate proved an ideal preservative for these papyri, which document the social, religious, and administrative life of a late imperial city. However these are but a fraction of the mass of manuscripts recovered from Oxyrhynchus. Thousands of these papyri were unearthed by British papyrologists Bernard P. Grenfell and Arthur S. Hunt, between 1893 and 1908, on expeditions sponsored by the Egypt Exploration Fund. These papyri are commonly known by the numbers and titles assigned by their discoverers, and have been published in the catalog which, at volume 67, remains a work in progress of the Egypt Exploration Society. For transcriptions of the texts or additional information on these papyri the viewer is referred to that catalog: Bernard P. Grenfell, and Arthur S. Hunt, et al., eds., The Oxyrhynchus Papyri. (London: Egypt Exploration Fund, 1898- ). For additional information on the images, contact the Ambrose Swasey Library of the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, Rochester, New York.
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    Creator: Plutarchus
    Contributing Institution: United Theological Seminary Library
    Description: Digital photograph from original in the Collections of United Theological Seminary Library, Dayton, Ohio: Rare Book 487.2 O 98m and Letter, Plutarchus to Theoninus. Dated 4th century C.E. JPEG file, 800 x 735 pixels (208 KB)
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    Creator: Sarapion
    Contributing Institution: United Theological Seminary Library
    Description: Digital photograph from original in the Collections of United Theological Seminary Library, Dayton, Ohio: Rare Book 487.2 O 98m and Letter, Sarapion to Father. Dated 1st century C.E. JPEG file, 800 x 894 pixels (216 KB)
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    Creator: Theon
    Contributing Institution: United Theological Seminary Library
    Description: Digital photograph from original in the Collections of United Theological Seminary Library, Dayton, Ohio: Rare Book 487.2 O 98m and Letter, Theon to Mother, Note address on back indicating precisely "the lane opposite the well." Dated 3rd century C.E. JPEG file, 800 x 667 pixels (196 KB)
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    Contributing Institution: United Theological Seminary Library
    Description: Digital photograph from original in the Collections of United Theological Seminary Library, Dayton, Ohio: Rare Book 487.2 O 98m and 1 Peter 5:6-12 (Plus end of verse 5 and Beginning of verse 13.) Dated 4th century C.E. JPEG file, 815 x 600 pixels (176 KB)
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    Contributing Institution: United Theological Seminary Library
    Description: Digital photograph from original in the Collections of United Theological Seminary Library, Dayton, Ohio: Rare Book 487.2 O 98m and Account of receipts and expenses. Dated 3rd century C.E. JPEG file, 1109 x 600 pixels (192 KB)
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    Contributing Institution: United Theological Seminary Library
    Description: Digital photograph from original in the Collections of United Theological Seminary Library, Dayton, Ohio: Rare Book 487.2 O 98m and Extension of a lease. Dated 3rd century C.E. JPEG file, 892 x 600 pixels (176 KB)
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    Contributing Institution: United Theological Seminary Library
    Description: Digital photograph from original in the Collections of United Theological Seminary Library, Dayton, Ohio: Rare Book 487.2 O 98m and Return to unwanted Land, Precisley dated text: "5th year of Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander Caesar." Dated 226 C.E. JPEG file, 800 x 1251 pixels (236 KB)