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Jernstedt, Peter Viktorovich

JERNSTEDT, PETER VIKTOROVICH (1890-1966) Russian linguist, papyrologist, and Coptologist. He published Greek texts such as Die Kome-Aphrodito Papyri der Sammlung Lichacov (Tbilisi, 1927); and Spätrömische und byzantinische Texte, with Zereteli (Tbilisi, 1930), in Papyri russischer und georgischer Sammlungen 3-4. He published Coptic texts such as Koptische Texte aus dem Puschkin-Museum Moskau and Koptische Texte aus …

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Jerome, Saint

JEROME, SAINT (c. 347-419/420) A father of the church who was one of the greatest biblical scholars of all time. His foremost accomplishment was translating the Bible from its original languages into Latin. Jerome (Eusebius Hieronymus in Latin) was born in Stridon at the head of the Adriatic. His advanced education began in Rome and …

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Coptic See Of Jerusalem

COPTIC SEE OF JERUSALEM From the beginning of the Christian era, Egypt and Egyptians have had a privileged status in Jerusalem. In the Acts of the Apostles, it is mentioned that Egyptians were among those who witnessed the descent of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. It is also mentioned (Acts 6:9) that Alexandrians, with others, …

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Jirja

JIRJA A town in Upper Egypt on the West Bank of the Nile some 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Suhaj. A number of early Coptic gravestones come from Jirja, which may indicate that the town had a Christian community at an early date, but the first definite witness for Christianity in the settlement is …

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