Monthly Archives: October 2013

On Coptic Literary Fragments and the Principles of Editing Them

Here are some thoughts on editing Coptic manuscript fragments, especially those from the Monastery of Shenoute. This is part of a longer article which I will publish in the 2014 issue of the Journal of Coptic Studies. UPDATE (AUGUST, 2015): You … Continue reading

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A Fragment from Genesis in Sahidic Sold at Christie’s

In memoriam Karlheinz Schüssler Scholars of Coptic literature must be familiar not only with the content of the papyrological collections around the world but, as far as possible, also with different manuscripts or manuscript fragments which sometimes surface from private … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Nathalie Bosson – La Coptologie perd l’une de ses figures les plus marquantes

Le Professeur Rodolphe Kasser, né à Yverdon-les-Bains le 14 janvier 1927, s’est éteint dans sa ville natale le 8 octobre 2013, à l’âge de 86 ans. Professeur ordinaire puis émérite de langue et littératures coptes à l’Université de Genève, il … Continue reading

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Obituary Karlheinz Schüssler

The sad news reached me that our colleague, Karlheinz Schüssler, has passed away. He died in a tragic car accident in Istria on October 7. The Coptologists know Karlheinz mainly as the tireless editor of Biblia Coptica. Die koptischen Bibeltexte. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Five hymns to Shenoute

The following text has been extracted for translation into English from Sinuthii Archimandritae Vita et Opera Omnia Sinuthii III ed. Johannes Leipoldt (1908), published in the CSCO series (Scriptores Coptici Second Series Vol. 4). On pp. 10-11 of that volume … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Nils Arne Pedersen & John Møller Larsen – Syriac-Manichaean fragments

It is my great pleasure to host on this blog the article which my friend, Nils Arne Pedersen (Aarhus University), wrote together with John Møller Larsen (Aarhus University) concerning the newly (re)discovered Manichaean fragments in Syriac. – A.S. Recently we … Continue reading

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