Category Archives: Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles

Two New Articles on the von Scherling Collection of Coptic Papyri

1. Fragments of a Sahidic Codex of the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles My new article, which concerns three fragments from a Sahidic manuscript containing the Apocryphal Acts of the apostles, appeared a few days ago in the latest issue … 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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Guest Post: Anne Boud’hors-Chartres BM n° 906

This is a preliminary report by Anne Boud’hors concerning a Coptic parchment leaf which hopefully we will publish soon. Plus de la moitié des 2000 manuscrits de la Bibliothèque municipale de Chartres ont disparu dans un incendie consécutif à un … Continue reading

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Two Other Scraps from a Parchment Leaf Containing the Apocryphal Acts of John in Coptic

Recently, I reported that one of the Coptic fragments which were auctioned by Sotheby’s in July 2009 contains a portion from Metastasis Iohannis. This apocryphal writing, originally written in Greek, is actually part of the Acts of John (chapters 106-115). Those … Continue reading

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A Further Fragment from the Apocryphal Acts of John in Coptic: Once Again Concerning the Sotheby-Bolaffi Fragments

I have already discussed several times the ten Coptic fragments which were sold by Sotheby’s in July 2009. I was in Vienna when the auction took place and, as Cornelia Römer was at that time the director of the papyrus … Continue reading

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An Encomium on the 12 Apostles Attributed to Severian of Gabala: New Sahidic Fragments

(Kudos is due again to Rev. James M. Leonard) Sever Juan Voicu published recently in the journal Apocrypha an extensive article concerning the apocryphal traditions in the Encomium on the 12 Apostles ascribed to Severian of Gabala.[1] This text is … Continue reading

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