Monthly Archives: October 2012

Guest Post: Timothy Pettipiece – Jesus’ Wife and the Failure of Early Christian Studies

On Thursday Oct 25, Karen King gave a lecture at Carleton University in Ottawa called “Controversies over Sexuality and Marriage among Early Christians: What a New Papyrus Fragment Can (or Can’t) Tell Us.” While Prof. King did little to respond … Continue reading

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Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik Article

My edition of the Coptic fragments in the Trinity College in Dublin appeared in the latest issue of the Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik. You can download it for free here: A. Suciu, “Coptic Biblical Fragments in the Possession of … Continue reading

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Cairo 2008 Coptic Congress Papers Publication

Important message from Christian Askeland: “Anne Boud’hors and Peeter’s publishing house have generously agreed to publish papers from the 2008 Cairo congress within a 2013 edition of the Journal of Coptic Studies.  The effort will be organized by Christian Askeland, … Continue reading

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Lecture by Prof Dr Alberto Camplani and Alin Suciu on November 16th, 2012 at 6 pm (CSMC)

Dear Colleagues, The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC), within the scope of the “Manuscripts in Motion” Conference, cordially invites you to a public lecture on “Coptic Manuscripts in Pieces: the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife and more” by … Continue reading

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Abba Isaiah of Scetis: Bibliography 2

The first part of the bibliography here Monk Augoustinos, Tou hosiou patros hemon abba Esaiaou logoi 29 (Jerusalem 1911) John Chryssavgis and P. R. Penkett, eds., Abba Isaiah of Scetis: Ascetic Discourses (CS 150; Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 2002)

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Originally posted on Roberta Mazza:
The case with the Gospel of Mary fragment in the Crawford room P.Ryl. 463: The Gospel of Mary I’ve recently realised that few people in Manchester know that one of the two extant Greek fragments…

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K.E. Verrone – Mighty Deeds and Miracles by Saint Apa Phoebammon

Kerry E. Verrone, Mighty Deeds and Miracles by Saint Apa Phoebammon: Edition and Translation of Coptic Manuscript M582 ff. 21r-30r in the Pierpont Morgan Library (Senior honors thesis, 2002 series; Providence, R.I.: Brown , 2002). This is a useful (and very … Continue reading

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Article to Appear in the Next Issue of the Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum

Today I received the galley proofs of my article “Pseudo-Theophili Alexandrini Sermo de Cruce et Latrone. An Edition from M595 with Parallels and Translation,” which will be published in the next issue of the Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum – Journal … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Steve Johnston – Le motif du blasphème de l’Archonte. Les multiples visages du Dieu des Écritures juives dans la littérature gnostique

Steve Johnston, my Canadian colleague, shall defend his Ph.D. thesis on October 26, at the Faculté de théologie et de sciences religieuses, Université Laval, Québec. His thesis explores the theme of arrogance of the Archon in some Gnostic texts. Here … Continue reading

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A Letter from Colonel Robert de Rustafjaell

Some time ago, I bought on the internet a bibliographical rarity: Robert de Rustafjaell’s The Light of Egypt from Recently Discovered Predynastic and Early Christian Records (London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., 1909). I had been looking for a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Roelof van den Broek – Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem, On the Life and the Passion of Christ

Roelof van den Broek, Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem, On the Life and the Passion of Christ. A Coptic Apocryphon (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, 118), Leiden-Boston: Brill 2013; 215 pp. Price: 101,- Euro; 140,- US Dollar. In the early seventies of the … Continue reading

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Newly Found Fragments from Codex Tchacos

My thanks to David Tibet for his kind help NOTE: I introduced for the first time the Tchacos fragments discussed below during the annual reunion of the Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC), which took place June … Continue reading

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Successful Thesis Defense!

On October 6, 2012, my wife, Päivi Vähäkangas, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, titled Rejection and Reception of Philosophy in the Letter of Eugnostos (NHC III,3 and V,1) and Pseudo-Clementine Recognitions, at the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki. The … Continue reading

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What is Clavis Coptica?

Because many people have been asking me lately what means clavis coptica to which I often refer in my studies and on this blog, I am posting here a response from Tito Orlandi, the director of the Corpus dei manoscritti … Continue reading

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A Coptic Apocryphal Manuscript from Nubia (the Qasr el-Wizz Codex)

When the High Dam was built in the 1960s, almost the entire Nile valley between Aswan and Wadi Halfa had been inundated in order to create the Lake Nassar. As the waters were rising, many archeological sites were destroyed, while … Continue reading

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More Coptic Fragments from an Encomium on the Apostles (Ps-Severian of Gabala, Encomium in XII apostolos)

In this post I drew attention to a Coptic encomium on the twelve apostles, attributed to Severian of Gabala (CPG 4281; clavis coptica 0331). Sever Voicu published, in the journal Apocrypha, an extensive and well-documented article concerning the apocryphal traditions … Continue reading

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