Oriental Orthodox Library Vol. 17: Three Encomiums on the Archangel Michael
These three Encomiums were written about the beginning of the VIIth century, and in them we see some of the earliest specimens of this class of Coptic literature in existence. The lives of Coptic saints and the Encomiums upon them are generally too full of miracles and somewhat monotonous exhortations to the listener and reader, but these Encomiums now published for the first time are interesting exceptions to the rule, for they contain narratives which are full of importance, not only for the philologist and antiquary, but also for the student of comparative folk-lore and demonology. They were translated by E.A. Wallis Budge in 1894.