Monthly Archives: April 2013

Guest Post: Mark Sheridan, O.S.B. – The Homilies of Rufus of Shotep

Rufus was bishop of Shotep, known in Greek as Hypsele, a town located about seven kilomenters southeast of Assiut (Lycopolis) in Upper Egypt, in the last part of the sixth century. References to Rufus apart from the manuscripts containing his … Continue reading

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Photographs of White Monastery Fragments on Gallica Website

It was a nice surprise to discover a few days ago that the National Library in Paris put up on the Gallica website photographs of some of the Sahidic parchment fragments in their possession. More precisely, they have uploaded until … Continue reading

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The Martyrdom of Macrobius in Gǝʿǝz (and Arabic)

Originally posted on hmmlorientalia:
Yesterday Alin Suciu posted a notice of a Bohairic Coptic leaf with some lines from the martyrdom of Macrobius that was recently found in a Syriac manuscript from Saint Mark’s Monastery in Jerusalem. He also mentioned…

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – The Mysteries of the Greek Alphabet (Part 2)

Part 1 After I had sent Part One of this text to Alin Suciu, who graciously puts my little texts on his blog, he was kind enough to send me a copy of Cordula Bandt’s book and all the Bodleian … Continue reading

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A Coptic Bohairic Leaf Recovered from a Syriac Manuscript: A New Textual Witness of the Martyrdom of Macrobius

A couple of weeks ago, Adam McCollum (Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Minnesota) sent me the photograph of the recto of a paper leaf written in the Bohairic dialect of Coptic. The fragment was used as an endpaper in a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – The Mysteries of the Greek Alphabet

Note A.S.: This is the first part of Dr. Anthony Alcock’s translation of an intriguing text, the Mysteries of the Greek Alphabet. This text is preserved in a single Copto-Arabic paper manuscript in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Here is a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Triadon. English version of a 14th cent. religious poem written in Coptic and Arabic (Part 2)

Here is the 2nd part of Dr. Alcock’s translation of the Triadon. 1st part here. PDF version of the document HERE.   The following is a translation stanzas 460 to 732, with the omission of stanzas 535 to 582,1, which … Continue reading

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