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: Julien Delhez – A Successful Conference for French-Speaking Coptologists

From June 22-24, Coptologists from a dozen countries gathered in Brussels for the eighteenth congress of the Association Francophone de Coptologie (French-speaking association of Coptology). Thirty speakers and several additional attendees enjoyed a weekend of stimulating lectures, conviviality, and fellowship. … Continue reading

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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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