The Lord's Prayer and XMΓ: Two Christian Papyrus Amulets

Brent Nongbri*

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The last few years have seen a renewed interest in the study of papyrological remains as a means of shedding light on early Christianity. 1 To add further evidence to this discussion, I draw attention to two papyri in Yale University's Beinecke Library. In 1997, Yale acquired several papyri from Galerie Nefer in Zürich. The lot contained papyri ranging in date from the Ptolemaic era to the Medieval period. Two of these pieces (both, unfortunately, without specific provenance) appear to be Christian textual amulets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-68
Number of pages10
JournalHarvard Theological Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011


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