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An ancient text that forms part of the Papyrus Bibliothèque Nationale 215. An Egyptian political history made up of oracular statements and written in the demotic script, likely during the early Ptolemaic period (late 300s—early 200s bc).
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DEMOTIC CHRONICLE. The so-called Demotic Chronicle, which forms the recto of Papyrus Bibliothèque Nationale 215 (Spiegelberg 1914; Bresciani 1969: 551–60; Roeder 1927: 238–49), consists of a series of chapters containing what appear to be oracular statements plus explanations, or glosses, in terms of
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Demotic. This term (meaning “of the people” or “popular”) is applied to a simplified form of ancient Egyptian. See languages of the ANE I.B. The Demotic Chronicle, written in that form of the language, is a document giving information about dates, feasts, and religious themes within the context of the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DEMOTIC CHRONICLE. An early Ptolemaic oracular text on papyrus Bibliothèque Nationale Paris 215. Historical explanations attached to the oracular statements are drawn from 4th cent. bce political events in EGYPT and serve as an important source for the chronology of Dynasties 28–30. The prediction of