Monthly Archives: January 2013

2nd International Symposium ‘Georgian Manuscripts’, Tbilisi, 25-30 June, 2013

I got this message today from Buba Kudava, the director of the National Centre of Manuscripts (ეროვნული ცენტრის დირექტორი) in Tbilisi, so I thought I might share: Georgian Manuscript is an important part of the world’s cultural heritage. It represents … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – The Apocalypse of Elijah. English translation made from the text in Georg Steindorff Die Apokalypse des Elias (1899)

The document below is available in PDF format HERE. Twenty-two unpaginated folios of an Akhmimic text with fragments of a 23rd contain two separate texts: the first an anonymous apocalypse (pp.1-18), the second the Apocalypse of Elijah (pp.19-44), which, according … Continue reading

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The Website of the Versiones Slavicae Project. Corpus of Medieval Slavonic Translations and Their Greek Sources

In May 2012, Dr. Yavor Miltenov introduced on this blog a new project titled The Versiones Slavicae. A Corpus of Medieval Slavonic Translations and Their Greek Sources. You can read his post here. The aim of VERSIONES SLAVICAE initiative is to … Continue reading

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The Network for the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity (NSEA)

The Network for the Study of Esotericism in Antiquity announces their new website http://ancientesotericism.org/. Two dear friends, Dylan Burns (University of Copenhagen) and David Tibet (Macquarie University), are among the founding members of NSEA. Ancient religious literature often demands a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Epistula Apostolorum. English translation of the Coptic text

Note A.S.: You can download here the document below in PDF format (it contains also critical notes to the translation) In 1895 Carl Schmidt published a report of a fragmentary Coptic text he had discovered at the French Institute in … Continue reading

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Seymour de Ricci on Jean Dujardin

A few days ago, I pointed out that some of the White Monastery parchment fragments  kept in the John Rylands Library, Manchester, were collected in 1838 by a certain Jean Dujardin, during his short stay in Egypt. Dujardin died of … Continue reading

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