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4 em, fifth century Bibliography: Karl Preisendanz, Papyri Graecae Magicae, 2215-16 (lines 15-29 only); Bernard P. Grenfell and Arthur S. 238-41 Translator: Marvin Meyer Oxyrhynchus 1384 is a text consisting of three medical recipes (for a purgative, a medicinal drink for someone who has difficulty urinating, and a poultice for wounds) and two healing legends. In the first legendary account the unusual order of the persons of the Christian trinity ("in the [name of the] father and the holy [spirit and the] son," 20-22) could conceivably hint that the holy spirit may be taken as the divine mother (compare Oxyrhynchus 924 [text 15]).
9. 412-13 Translator: MalVin Meyer This text describes itself as an amulet worn by a person who is to be helped and protected (and, presumably, healed; compare lines 1720) by the power invoked through the texts cited (Psalm 91 : 1; John 1:1-2; Matthew 1:1; Mark 1:1; Luke 1:1; Psalm 118:6-7; Psalm 18:2; Matthew 4:23). 34 RITIJAL POWER IN EGYPT TEXT t In the name of the father and the son and the holy spirit. I One who dwells in the help of the most high I
TEXT lIn the name of the father] and the son and the holy Ispirit, andl our lady I the all-holy mother of god and ever-virgin Mary, and the most saintly Iforerunner John the Baptist, and the theologian St. I John the evangelist, and our saintly fathers 5 the apostles, and all the saints! I adjure every sting of the Idevil's beasts on the earth, by god and I Jesus Christ our savior, through the oil I of the Isacred baptism, tol this place where you have left Ipoisonl : I Stay lin] place and do not spread either to the heart 10 or to the head or to the vulva, but Istay where
Ancient Christian magic : coptic texts of ritual power by Marvin W Meyer; Richard Smith