Volume in Honour of Peter Nagel

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A volume in honour of the German Coptologist Peter Nagel has recently been edited by Heike Behlmer, Frank Feder and Ute Pietruschka. The volume contains some of the papers presented on April 26-27 during a colloquium held at the Coptic orthodox monastery of St. Mary & St. Mauritius in Höxter-Brenkhausen.

The volume can be downloaded for free HERE.

From the presentation of the book,

“The present volume contains papers of an international conference held in April 2013 in honour of the 75th birthday of Peter Nagel, the doyen of Coptic Septuagint research. The conference venue was the Coptic Orthodox Monastery Höxter-Brenkhausen, where the participants enjoyed the kind hospitality of H.G. Bishop Damian. This volume builds on the scientific work of Peter Nagel, reevaluates research results on the Coptic Old Testament and offers fresh perspectives for further research.

As additional material, the digital publication offers a video clip ‘Students of a traditional Ethiopian church school present their knowledge to the teacher’ by Verena Böll.”

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Work in a Coptic Monastery

K 9101 Recto MONB.XC Shenoute

Anthony Alcock’s latest translation from the works of Shenoute can be downloaded HERE.

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Doctoral and Postdoctoral Positions available at Göttingen University

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The Collaborative Research Centre 1136 “Education and Religion in Cultures of the Mediterranean and Its Environment from Ancient to Medieval Times and to the Classical Islam” at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany), funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation), currently invites applications for 14 research positions (doctoral students and postdocs).

Detailed information HERE.

One of the position pertains to Coptic studies,

sub-project B 05: Scriptural Exegesis and Educational Traditions in Coptic-Speaking Egyptian Christianity in Late Antiquity: Shenoute, Canon 6

Doctoral Student (payscale: TV-L E 13, two-thirds of the regular working time)

The project examines the reception and the exegesis of the Bible in texts from Egypt’s cenobitic monasticism, with a focus on the works of the abbot Shenoute († 465). The aim of the study is fourfold: to explore, using digital tools and methods, the exegetical and rhetorical strategies of the abbot, in particular, the grammar and pragmatics of biblical quotations, to understand the relationship between author and recipients, to analyse their respective level of education and to trace the interaction between Christian, Ancient Egyptian and Classical/Hellenistic educational traditions in Shenoute`s exegetical practice.

The successful candidate for the research position should have

M.A. (or equivalent) in Coptic Studies, Theology/Biblical Studies/Religious Studies, Egyptology, Christian Oriental Studies, Classics or related fields

Very good knowledge of Coptic (good working knowledge of Ancient Greek highly desirable)

Familiarity with databases and online research and the willingness and ability to be trained in the use of a variety of Digital Humanities tools and methods

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Heike Behlmer aegypten@uni-goettingen.de.

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Theodore of Antioch, In Theodorum Anatolium (clavis coptica 0382; BHO 382)

The Coptic text and English translation of this so-called Encomium can be found in E.A.W Budge Miscellaneous Coptic Texts (1915) pp.1-48 and 765-813. A description of the text is given on pp. xxxiii to xxxv. It is numbered Oriental 7030 and has 43 vellum leaves. According to Budge (p. xxxiii) the text bears clear signs of extensive use. The binding has fragments of another encomium, which, in the absence of a colophon, provides the date of the production of the volume: 995 AD. It is the only text in the manuscript. The pages numbers in brackets in the translation are those used in the book. The summary of the text can be found in pp. lxii to lxxv.

Read the entire document and the translation HERE.

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Martyrdom of Lacaron (clavis coptica 0284; BHO 559)

Dr. Anthony Alcock’s latest translation is the Bohairic martyrdom of St. Lacaron, one of the Coptic soldier saints.

Download the translation HERE.

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Shenoute, De eis qui e monasterio discesserunt

Dr. Anthony Alcock’s latest translation from Coptic can be downloaded HERE.

I.1.b.707 recto Shenoute- De eis qui e monasterio discesserunt

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Apophthegmata Patrum (Part 4)

Download the document HERE.


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