Author Archives: Alin Suciu

About Alin Suciu

I am a researcher at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. I write mostly on Coptic literature, Patristics, and apocryphal texts.

Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Disputation between Simon a Jew and Theophilus a Christian

The text translated here is from the Latin text published by Adolf Harnack ‘Altercatio Simonis Iudaei et Theophili Christiani’ in Texte und Untersuchungen vol. I, 3 (1883) pp. 1-136. A copy of the text was also published by J.P. Migne … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – The Miracle of Chonae

The translation has been made from the continuous Greek text published by François Nau ‘Le miracle de S. Michel à Colosses’ Patrologia Orientalis 4 (1908) pp. 542-562. There is also a later Latin version, but the differences between the two … Continue reading

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Conference “The Physiologus between East and West” at Sorbonne

On June 15-17, I will participate in a conference dedicated to the Physiologus, which will be held at the Sorbonne University in Paris. The conference schedule can be downloaded HERE. My paper is titled “The Coptic Physiologus: Evidence of an … Continue reading

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Ariel Sabar in Göttingen

On May 23, 2017, we will host in Göttingen a discussion with Ariel Sabar, the author of a splendid article which unveiled the forger of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife papyrus.

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Guest Post: Lance Jenott – The Investiture of the Archangel Gabriel

Lance Jenott has prepared an English translation of the Investiture of the Archangel Gabriel, an apocryphal text which belongs to a peculiar genre of Coptic literature, which I call “apostolic memoirs.” I am grateful to him for making his translation … Continue reading

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Hot off the press: The Berlin-Strasbourg Apocryphon. A Coptic Apostolic Memoir

Alin Suciu, The Berlin-Strasbourg Apocryphon: A Coptic Apostolic Memoir (WUNT, 370; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017). I am pleased to announce that my book on the Berlin-Strasbourg Apocryphon has just been published with Mohr Siebeck. The book is available HERE. Abstract: … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – The Sahidic Version of the Acts of Pilate

Anthony Alcock has prepared an English translation of the Sahidic version of the Acts of Pilate. This text constitutes the source of many apocryphal Passion narratives composed in Coptic. You can download his translation HERE.

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