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.

New Online Lecture Series “Material and Written Culture of Christian Egypt”; Alberto Camplani, “The Patriarchal Institution in Egypt and Its Ideology between Demetrius and Isaac: Old and New Documents”

I am pleased to inform you that the Digital Edition of the Coptic Sahidic Old Testament research project at the Göttingen Academy, in collaboration with the Seminar for Egyptology and Coptic Studies at the University of Göttingen, will soon begin a … Continue reading

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Announcement for the Comprehensive Coptic Lexicon v1.2

The wonderful news has reached me that our colleagues have released the Comprehensive Coptic Lexicon v1.2. See the message below. Dear Friends and Colleagues,   the “Thesaurus Linguae Aegyptiae” project (“Strukturen und Transformationen des Wortschatzes der ägyptischen Sprache”, BBAW), the … Continue reading

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A Conversation with John D. Turner on Sethian Gnosticism

On October 27, our dear colleague and friend, John D. Turner, passed away. His scholarship influenced so many of us who work (or worked) on Nag Hammadi, early Christian, and Platonic texts. I knew John since 2002, when we started … Continue reading

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Dumbarton Oaks/HMML Coptic and Syriac Summer School (July 7-August 2, 2019)

Upon the invitation of Fr. Columba Stewart, next summer I will teach an intensive Coptic course in the United States, together with my colleague, Victor Ghica (Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo). The course is funded by Dumbarton Oaks and will … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Julien Delhez – The Third Hiob Ludolf Centre Summer School in Ethiopian and Eritrean Manuscripts Studies, Mekelle, Ethiopia, 24-29 September 2018

The last week of September, 33 graduate students and faculty members took part in the third summer school on Ethiopian and Eritrean manuscript studies organized by the Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies (Hamburg). This year, for the first time, … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: Professor of Coptology, University of Münster

Stephen Emmel writes us that, “The University of Münster in Germany is now accepting applications for the position Professor of Coptology (Professor für Koptologie), to begin on October 1, 2019. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2018. For details, … Continue reading

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5-day Reading Coptic Course in London

Monday 2 to Friday 6 July READING COPTIC: THE EARLY TEXTS with Dr Bill Manley This is a brand new 5-day course for experienced readers of Coptic. It will concentrate on the great Coptic father Shenoute, as well as one … Continue reading

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Lecture at Matenadaran, Yerevan, May 12, 2018

I know that some friends and colleagues from Armenia are reading this blog, so I am pleased to invite you to a lecture I will give on May 12, 2018 from 12 o’clock at the Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts … Continue reading

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High-Resolution Images of London, BL Or. 5287(3) = Genesis 3:16-4:4 (Sahidic version)

Genesis 3:16–4:4 (sa 202 [Schüssler])   P.Lond.Copt. I 932                                17.4 × 13.9 cm                      probable date: 6th century British Library Or. 5287(3)                                                                                             Akhmim Parchment                                                                                           Acquired by B. P. Grenfell   These high-resolution photographs are meant to accompany the article of Zuzana … Continue reading

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Summer School in Coptic Literature and Manuscripts

A summer school in Coptic literature and manuscripts will take place 17-21 September 2018 at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures, Hamburg. We invite all those who are interested to apply until May 31 2018. Details HERE.

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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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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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Conferință despre literatura coptă la București: “Biblioteca Mănăstirii Albe: centru al culturii monastice în Egiptul copt”

Dacă sunteți în București pe 28 noiembrie, vă invit la NEC de la ora 17 pentru prelegerea “Biblioteca Mănăstirii Albe: centru al culturii monastice în Egiptul copt”. Voi vorbi despre dezmembrarea manuscriselor Mănăstirii Albe, situată în Egiptul Superior, lângă Sohag, … Continue reading

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Coptic Sushi, SBL, San Antonio 2016

I will not be attending the SBL conference this year (I plan to have my first SBL in Boston next year), but here is an important announcement from Christian Askeland: By popular demand, the biggest Coptological party of the year … Continue reading

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Complete Facsimile Edition of the Coptic Codices from Hamuli Online

We all owe a debt of gratitude to Ronald Hurlocker and to his supervisor, Christian Askeland, for making available on archive.org the massive facsimile edition of the Morgan Library & Museum’s Coptic codices which belonged to the Monastery of the … Continue reading

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Job Opening for the Project Katalogisierung der Orientalischen Handschriften in Deutschland/Cataloguing of Oriental Manuscripts in Germany

This is a two-year fixed term position starting at the earliest possible date on or after October 15, 2016. An extension of the contract beyond the initial two-year term may be available. The project (planned completion date: December 31, 2022) … Continue reading

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Papers Presented by the Göttingen Crew at the Recently Concluded Congress of Coptic Studies

Six members of the Göttingen University and Göttingen Academy participated in the recently concluded 11th International Congress of Coptic Studies (Claremont, CA, July 25-30): Heike Behlmer, Frank Feder, So Miyagawa, Troy Griffitts, and myself. Thus, Frank Feder organized together with … Continue reading

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