Category Archives: Apocrypha

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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Newly Found Fragments from Codex Tchacos

My thanks to David Tibet for his kind help NOTE: I introduced for the first time the Tchacos fragments discussed below during the annual reunion of the Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC), which took place June … Continue reading

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A Coptic Apocryphal Manuscript from Nubia (the Qasr el-Wizz Codex)

When the High Dam was built in the 1960s, almost the entire Nile valley between Aswan and Wadi Halfa had been inundated in order to create the Lake Nassar. As the waters were rising, many archeological sites were destroyed, while … Continue reading

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More Coptic Fragments from an Encomium on the Apostles (Ps-Severian of Gabala, Encomium in XII apostolos)

In this post I drew attention to a Coptic encomium on the twelve apostles, attributed to Severian of Gabala (CPG 4281; clavis coptica 0331). Sever Voicu published, in the journal Apocrypha, an extensive and well-documented article concerning the apocryphal traditions … Continue reading

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Alin Suciu – Hugo Lundhaug: A Peculiar Dialectal Feature in the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, Line 6

In our previous post on the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, we remarked, as others have done, that line 6 of the papyrus also goes back to a logion from the Gospel of Thomas. Here is the parallel: There are several … Continue reading

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Christie’s Auction of an Early Christian Papyrus Document

On June 13, Christie’s will be organizing an auction that will include the opportunity to purchase several Coptic manuscripts. The details of this auction can be found on their website (HERE, HERE, or HERE). From the information supplied by Christie’s, … Continue reading

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