Category Archives: Apocrypha

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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Christian Askeland Finds the “Smoking Gun”

Over at Evangelical Textual Criticism blog, Christian Askeland announces that photos of the Gospel of John fragment, allegedly purchased together with the Gospel of Jesus Wife papyrus, are available here (click on “read the full report”) Christian remarks that The … Continue reading

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“Apocryphization”: Theological Debates in Biblical Disguise. 8 May, 2014, King’s College London

On May 8, 2014, I will attend a workshop organized by Peter Toth and Ioannis Papadogiannakis at King’s College, London. Here is the announcement. “Apocryphization”: Theological Debates in Biblical Disguise 8 May, 2014, King’s College London  This workshop focuses on a hitherto … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcok – The Mysteries of John the Evangelist

BM Or. 7026 contains two Sahidic texts: the one translated here, the Mysteries of John, and the Life of Pisentius. Both were published, together with several other texts, by E.A. Wallis Budge in Coptic Apocrypha (London, 1913), in which Budge … Continue reading

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My PhD Thesis: Apocryphon Berolinense/Argentoratense (Previously Known as the Gospel of the Savior)

On June 17, 2013 I successfully defended my PhD dissertation at the Faculté de théologie et de sciences religieuses, Université Laval, Québec.The dissertation is entitled Apocryphon Berolinense/Argentoratense (Previously Known as the Gospel of the Savior). Reedition of P. Berol. 22220, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – The Repose of St John the Evangelist and Apostle

You can download here Anthony Alcock’s translation of the Sahidic version of Metastasis Iohannis (CANT 215.2; BHG 910-913d). This writing is preserved in Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, Ethiopic, Armenian and Georgian. Almost two years ago, I introduced, on this … Continue reading

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“I am the King, I am the Son of the King”. Psalm 71:1 (LXX) in the Apocryphon Berolinense/Argentoratense (aka Unbekanntes Berliner Evangelium), Coptic Literature and Patristics (Paper Delivered in Honour of Peter Nagel)

On April 26-27 I participated in a symposium organized on the occasion of Peter Nagel’s 75th anniversary. The symposium took place at the Coptic monastery of St. Mary and St. Mauritius in Höxter-Brenkhausen (near Göttingen). There I had the opportunity … Continue reading

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