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Articles available to download. A. Suciu, “A Coptic Fragment from the History of Joseph the Carpenter in the Collection of Duke University Library,” Harvard Theological Review 106:1 (2013) 93-104 (PDF) The History of Joseph the Carpenter (BHO 532–533; CANT 60; … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – The Apocalypse of Elijah. English translation made from the text in Georg Steindorff Die Apokalypse des Elias (1899)

The document below is available in PDF format HERE. Twenty-two unpaginated folios of an Akhmimic text with fragments of a 23rd contain two separate texts: the first an anonymous apocalypse (pp.1-18), the second the Apocalypse of Elijah (pp.19-44), which, according … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Epistula Apostolorum. English translation of the Coptic text

Note A.S.: You can download here the document below in PDF format (it contains also critical notes to the translation) In 1895 Carl Schmidt published a report of a fragmentary Coptic text he had discovered at the French Institute in … Continue reading

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Two Forthcoming Articles on Christian Apocrypha

Here are two of my forthcoming studies on Coptic Christian traditions concerning the childhood of Christ. The versions of the papers are subsequent to the peer-review process. 1) “‘Me, This Wretched Sinner’: A Coptic Fragment from the Vision of Theophilus Concerning … Continue reading

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THE LIFE OF ADAM AND EVE AND ADAMIC TRADITIONS (7-10 janvier 2014 – January 7th-10th, 2014)

Merry Christmas everyone! It’s been a bit hectic around here lately and this made me take a blogging break. However, here is an interesting message I just got from Pierluigi Piovanelli concerning the next colloquium organized by the Association pour … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Steve Johnston – Le motif du blasphème de l’Archonte. Les multiples visages du Dieu des Écritures juives dans la littérature gnostique

Steve Johnston, my Canadian colleague, shall defend his Ph.D. thesis on October 26, at the Faculté de théologie et de sciences religieuses, Université Laval, Québec. His thesis explores the theme of arrogance of the Archon in some Gnostic texts. Here … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Roelof van den Broek – Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem, On the Life and the Passion of Christ

Roelof van den Broek, Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem, On the Life and the Passion of Christ. A Coptic Apocryphon (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, 118), Leiden-Boston: Brill 2013; 215 pp. Price: 101,- Euro; 140,- US Dollar. In the early seventies of the … Continue reading

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