851. Apocryphal Acts. Trexler Library | Muhlenberg College

A few lines of text from an otherwise unidentified document, probably the “acts” or public account of a holy man or preacher, fifth or sixth century AD.   Such documents circulated widely in early Christian centuries, and are preserved elsewhere in Coptic and Greek in other papyri (for example, from Nag Hammadi).

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Translation:

[Recto] “. . . said ‘Do as you wish.’  The praefect said to the chief huntsmen, ‘Bring to me here . . .’”
    
[Verso] “O lord praefect, this man is not a magician, but perhaps his god is great . . .”

 

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