Category Archives: Ascetic Authors

An Ascetic Fragment from Montserrat: Aphorisms of Paul of Tamma and Anoup

In the latest issue of the Journal of Coptic Studies, Sofía Torallas Tovar (University of Chicago) brings to our attention an unidentified Sahidic parchment fragment currently kept in the Montserrat Abbey, situated near Barcelona (P. Monts. Roca inv. no. 735).[1] … Continue reading

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The Garshuni Manuscript Oxford, Marsh. 465, fol. 255: An Unknown Text of Stephen of Thebes?

While browsing through Payne Smith’s catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, I came upon an interesting reference to an ascetic text attributed to Stephen of Thebes,[1] which seems to be unknown. The short text features in … Continue reading

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Abba Isaiah of Scetis: Bibliography 2

The first part of the bibliography here Monk Augoustinos, Tou hosiou patros hemon abba Esaiaou logoi 29 (Jerusalem 1911) John Chryssavgis and P. R. Penkett, eds., Abba Isaiah of Scetis: Ascetic Discourses (CS 150; Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 2002)

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The Louvain Papyrus Fragments from the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah

Recently, I wrote on the blog about some papyrus fragments of a codex which contained the Coptic version of the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah. The fragments were kept in the library of the Catholic University in Louvain, but they were … Continue reading

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Once Again on the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah

During the past year, I have presented several times new manuscripts containing the Coptic version of the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah. Thus, I had the opportunity to write, however briefly, about 1) the first fragments from the Bohairic version of … Continue reading

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J.-C. Guy, Recherches sur la tradition grecque des Apophthegmata Patrum

J.-C. Guy, Recherches sur la tradition grecque des Apophthegmata Patrum (Subsidia hagiographica, 36; Bruxelles: Société des Bollandistes, 1962). The book (66.5 MB) is available here. Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, MS K321b verso. Parchment leaf with the text of the Apophthegmata Patrum … Continue reading

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A Coptic Codex of the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah (Guillaumont Codex A)

The Coptic version of the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah became known due to Antoine Guillaumont edition of several fragmentary Sahidic witnesses.[1] A few years before this edition appeared, Guillaumont published in Mélanges Crum a list of the available Coptic manuscripts … Continue reading

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