Monthly Archives: September 2011

Pachomian Bibliography 3

E. König, “Die Regeln des Pachomius,” Theologische Studien und Kritiken 51 (1878) 328‑332 P. Ladeuze, “Les diverses recensions de la vie de S. Pakhôme et leurs dépendances mutuelles,” Le Muséon (1897) 148‑171 P. Ladeuze, “Les diverses recensions de la vie … Continue reading

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Pachomian Bibliography 2

L. Th. Lefort, “Théodore de Tabennêsi et la lettre pascale de S. Athanase sur le canon de la Bible,” Le Muséon 29 (1910) 205‑216 L. Th. Lefort, “La Règle de S. Pachôme (étude d’approche),” Le Muséon 34 (1921) 61‑70 L. … Continue reading

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Pachomian Bibliography 1

E. Amélineau, Monuments pour servir a l’histoire de l’Egypte chrétienne au IVe siècle. Histoire de Saint Pakhome et de ses communautés (Annales du Musée Guimet, 17; Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1889) F. Halkin, Sancti Pachomii Vitae Grecae (Subsidia Hagiographica, 19. Brussels: … Continue reading

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Nitria and Scetis: H. G. Evelyn White,The Monasteries of the Wadi ‘N Natrun

The valuable Syriac documents which came from the Monastery of the Virgin in the Wadi el-Natrun, are still labeled sometimes as “Nitrian.” Similarly, the dialect of the Coptic manuscripts from St. Macarius’ Monastery, situated in the same desert, is called … Continue reading

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A Further Fragment from the Apocryphal Acts of John in Coptic: Once Again Concerning the Sotheby-Bolaffi Fragments

I have already discussed several times the ten Coptic fragments which were sold by Sotheby’s in July 2009. I was in Vienna when the auction took place and, as Cornelia Römer was at that time the director of the papyrus … Continue reading

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The Catalogue of the Coptic Manuscripts in Berlin

Beshoy Ramzy, a reader of my blog, was kind enough to send me the catalogue of the Coptic manuscripts in the papyrus collection in Berlin, prepared by the late Walter Beltz. The catalogue was published in two parts in Archiv … Continue reading

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A British Museum Fragment Purchased from Christie’s: New Evidence of the Book of Jeremiah in Coptic

A few days ago, I found out via Roger Pearse (who took over the news from AWOL) that the British Museum has prepared a searchable database of its collections. I was naturally interested to see whether they offer access to … Continue reading

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Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium. Scriptores Coptici series – Online Volumes

I come to know from AWOL and Roger Pearse that several volumes from Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, Scriptores coptici series are available on the website of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago: vol. 1 = series secunda, tomus … Continue reading

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About Some Coptic Fragments on the Dormition of the Virgin

(This post would have been impossible without the invaluable help of David Tibet, aka Anok Pe) My friend Hans Förster has recently published with Walter de Gruyter a volume that brings together a number of Coptic fragments on the Dormition … Continue reading

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An Encomium on the 12 Apostles Attributed to Severian of Gabala: New Sahidic Fragments

(Kudos is due again to Rev. James M. Leonard) Sever Juan Voicu published recently in the journal Apocrypha an extensive article concerning the apocryphal traditions in the Encomium on the 12 Apostles ascribed to Severian of Gabala.[1] This text is … Continue reading

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The Discovery of an Extract from “De Passione et Cruce” by Pseudo-Athanasius of Alexandria in a Coptic Patristic Florilegium

(Thank you, David Tibet, for helping me with this post!) The homily De Passione et Cruce Domini (CPG 2247) is amongst the most interesting documents ascribed to Athanasius of Alexandria. In a recent article, I showed that an extract from … Continue reading

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