Monthly Archives: May 2012

Christie’s Auction of an Early Christian Papyrus Document

On June 13, Christie’s will be organizing an auction that will include the opportunity to purchase several Coptic manuscripts. The details of this auction can be found on their website (HERE, HERE, or HERE). From the information supplied by Christie’s, … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Hieroi Logoi:
From March 14-July 8, 2012, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting a special exhibition, “Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition.”  The exhibition has a strong online presence, including an extraordinary video of the Red…

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Another Patristic Text Attested in Coptic: Gregory of Nazianzus Oration 16 (Pennsylvania University Museum E 16310)

A few days ago, I pointed out that the Pennsylvania University Museum holds a previously unidentified fragment from the Coptic version of the Apophthegmata Patrum. I shall now discuss another unidentified fragment from this collection. Pennsylvania University Museum E 16310 … Continue reading

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Guest Post Yavor Miltenov: The Versiones Slavicae Project – An Electronic Corpus of Medieval Slavic Translations Is Under Construction

I am delaying my post about the identification of another Coptic fragment in the Pennsylvania University Museum in order to publish Yavor Miltenov’s interesting report on a new Patristic project. As a result of the work of generations of philologists, the … Continue reading

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A New Fragment from the Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The University of Pennsylvania Coptic Fragment E 16395

Dr. Janet Timbie, from the Catholic University of America, informed me some time ago that Robert A. Kraft has been working on a catalogue of the manuscripts and papyri held in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Those interested in the … Continue reading

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Originally posted on hmmlorientalia:
(Reposted here for easy access and future convenience from the HMML Chronicle, Aug 4, 2011; see here.) I hope the title is not too grandiose for the little petition here offered: my intent can be made…

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2012 AELAC Meeting (Dole, June 28-30)

The Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC) has announced on its website the programme for the 2012 meeting, which will take place June 28-30 in Dole, France. Here are the titles of the papers which will be … Continue reading

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Two Joint Fragments from the Proverbs of Solomon in Coptic and the Extinction of the White Monastery Library

I have presented here several times some interesting cases of torn leaves from the library of the Monastery of Apa Shenoute (or the White Monastery), which can be reconstructed out of two or more fragments which are presently scattered around … Continue reading

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The Louvain Papyrus Fragments from the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah

Recently, I wrote on the blog about some papyrus fragments of a codex which contained the Coptic version of the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah. The fragments were kept in the library of the Catholic University in Louvain, but they were … Continue reading

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Paola Buzi – Beyond the Papyrus

Those interested in Coptic manuscripts will find an excellent article by Paola Buzi in the Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies‘ Newsletter 2 (2012) 10-16. The article is titled “Beyond Papyrus. The Writing Materials of Christian Egypt Before the Tenth Century: Ostraca, … Continue reading

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Coptica Online: Oscar von Lemm

Somebody has pointed out to me that many Coptological studies by Oscar von Lemm are available on a Russian website. Here is the list (the links will redirect you to the original website): 1. Koptische Miscellen. CXLV–CXLVIII O. von Lemm Извѣстія … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Diliana Atanassova on the Coptic Liturgical Typika from the White Monastery

Diliana Atanassova is member of the Copus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari project (Hamburg/Rome) and research fellow at the Department of Biblical Studies and Ecclesiastical History, Faculty of Catholic Theology of the Salzburg University. N.B.: A much longer (and slightly different) … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Mark Bilby – As the Bandit Will I Confess You: Luke 23.39–43 in Early Christian Interpretation

Recently, Mark Bilby successfully defended his PhD dissertation at the University of Virginia (advisor: Harry Y. Gamble). Mark’s thesis is entitled As the Bandit Will I Confess You: Luke 23.39-43 in Early Christian Interpretation. He was kind enough to use … Continue reading

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An Old Testament Pseudepigraphon in Coptic: Yet Another Manuscript from the Sahidic Version of the Testament of Isaac

Here and here I wrote about the identification of some papyrus fragments which belonged once to the Catholic University in Louvain. They have been among the few unidentified items published by Louis Théophile Lefort in his catalogue of the Coptic … Continue reading

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A Lost Coptic Fragment from a Sermon on Penitence by Severian of Gabala (CPG 4186)

In a recent post, I identified a series of papyrus fragments from the Coptic version of the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah. The fragments formerly belonged to the library of the University of Louvain, but they disappeared forever in a fire … Continue reading

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