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The London Medical Papyrus (1.101)
(1,012 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; West Semitic Canonical Compositions; Divine Focus; Incantations and Rituals


The London Medical Papyrus, usually dated to the late 18th dynasty (fourteenth century bce), contains a number of short Semitic magical texts transcribed into hieratic syllabic script (Wreszinski 1912:150–152). Like magical texts of later periods, they are written in a Mischsprache, reflecting their transmission from one group to another. As be…

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Steiner, Richard C., “The London Medical Papyrus (1.101)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 06 December 2021 <>

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