Oxyrhynchus

A site in Egypt, south of Cairo, excavated at the turn of the 19th–20th cents. by British archaeologists who found a vast quantity of Greek papyri. They consisted of personal and business notes, official documents, and literary texts, including portions of the NT and of the apocryphal gospel of Thomas. Many date from the 3rd and 4th cents. CE and are housed in libraries round the world, including American universities. Those that have been published shed considerable light on the language of the NT writers.

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  • Oxyrhynchus — Oxyrhynchus, s. Stirnvogel …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Oxyrhynchus — This article is about the Egyptian city. For the genus of legumes, see Oxyrhynchus (genus). Location of Oxyrhynchus in Egypt Oxyrhynchus (Greek: Ὀξύρρυγχος; sharp nosed ; ancient Egyptian Pr Medjed; Coptic Pemdje; modern Egyptian Arabic el… …   Wikipedia

  • Oxyrhynchus — Die Lage von Oxyrhynchos Oxyrhynchos (lateinische Form: Oxyrhynchus) ist eine historische Stadt in Ägypten (heute: Al Bahnasa) und eine bedeutende archäologische Grabungsstätte. Da man hier im Laufe des 20. Jahrhunderts kontinuierlich Grabungen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Oxyrhynchus — ID 58527 Symbol Key OXYRH Common Name oxyrhynchus Family Fabaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution TX Growth Habit N/A Durat …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Oxyrhynchus — Archaeological site, Egypt, on the western bank of the Nile River. Many ancient papyri dating from 250 BC to AD 700 were discovered there in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The papyri, written mainly in Greek and Latin, contain both… …   Universalium

  • Oxyrhynchus —    Greek name of a town in Middle Egypt, ancient Per medjed, capital of the 19th Upper Egyptian nome and modern el Bahnasa. Little is known of the site during the Pharaonic Period as it is attested only from the New Kingdom onward. The principal… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Oxyrhynchus — or Arabic El Bahnasa geographical name archaeological site Egypt N of El Minyā & S of El Faiyûm …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Oxyrhynchus — a famous archeaological site at the town of el Bahnasa on the Nile in Egypt. The Greek name was Oxyrhynchon Polis, meaning town of the sharp nosed fish . The town was named for the fish that ate the penis of Osiris in Egyptian mythology. The… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • oxyrhynchus — oxy·rhyn·chus …   English syllables

  • oxyrhynchus — noun see oxyrhynch I, 2 …   Useful english dictionary

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