An Unknown “Apocryphal” Text from the White Monastery

I recently edited together with Einar Thomassen a parchment folio owned by the Norwegian collector Martin Schøyen. The Schøyen leaf (MS 1991) was immediately followed in the codex by another dismembered fragment which ended up in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. They seem to belong to an unknown apocryphal writing, although the echoes it contains of fifth century Christological debates should warn against regarding it as an early document.

Excerpts from A. Suciu & E. Thomassen, “An Unknown ‘Apocryphal’ Text from the White Monastery,” in P. Buzi & A. Camplani (eds.), Christianity in Egypt: Literary Production and Intellectual Trends in Late Antiquity (Studia Ephemeridis Augustinianum) forthcoming 2011.

Suciu Thomassen


About Alin Suciu

I am a researcher at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. I write mostly on Coptic literature, Patristics, and apocryphal texts.
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6 Responses to An Unknown “Apocryphal” Text from the White Monastery

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  5. Alin,
    Could you do me a favor? If you encounter anything in the texts that you research that looks like a use of material from Mark 16:9-20, could you let me know? You can contact me at james (dot) snapp {at} gmail [dot] com .

    Yours in Christ,

    James Snapp, Jr.

  6. Alin Suciu says:

    I’ll keep that in mind, James.

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