Category Archives: Guest Post

Guest Post: Julien Delhez – The Third Hiob Ludolf Centre Summer School in Ethiopian and Eritrean Manuscripts Studies, Mekelle, Ethiopia, 24-29 September 2018

The last week of September, 33 graduate students and faculty members took part in the third summer school on Ethiopian and Eritrean manuscript studies organized by the Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies (Hamburg). This year, for the first time, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Felix Albrecht – Critical Edition of Epiphanius, De xii gemmis (CPG 3748)

My colleague, Felix Albrecht, announces that he prepares the critical edition of the Greek fragments of Epiphanius’ De xii gemmis. The work De duodecim gemmis (Περὶ τῶν δώδεκα λίθων) of Epiphanius of Salamis is an exegetical treatise on the twelve … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Joost L. Hagen – Possible further proof of forgery: A reading of the text of the Lycopolitan fragment of the Gospel of John, with remarks about suspicious phenomena in the areas of the lacunae and a note about the supposed Gospel of Jesus’ Wife

You can download the PDF version of Joost’s article HERE. Introduction In this post, I share the result of my work preparing for reading the supposed Gospel of Jesus’ Wife and the related Lycopolitan fragment of the Gospel of John … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Amsalu Tefera – SARĀBĀMON OF NIKOU IN ETHIOPIAN LITERATURE

St. Sarābāmon, Bishop of Nikou, lies among those important oriental saints whose reputation reached the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. According to his vita (see further below), he was a descendant of the proto-martyr Stephen and raised as a Jew in Jerusalem … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Nils Arne Pedersen & John Møller Larsen – Syriac-Manichaean fragments

It is my great pleasure to host on this blog the article which my friend, Nils Arne Pedersen (Aarhus University), wrote together with John Møller Larsen (Aarhus University) concerning the newly (re)discovered Manichaean fragments in Syriac. – A.S. Recently we … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Alistair C. Stewart – The “Gnomes” of the Council of Nicaea

What follows are drafts of a text and translation of the gnomes transmitted in the Coptic tradition with material relating to the Council of Nicaea. These are a work in progress. Beyond a great deal of checking, which needs to … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Mark Sheridan, O.S.B. – The Homilies of Rufus of Shotep

Rufus was bishop of Shotep, known in Greek as Hypsele, a town located about seven kilomenters southeast of Assiut (Lycopolis) in Upper Egypt, in the last part of the sixth century. References to Rufus apart from the manuscripts containing his … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Ivan Miroshnikov – An Unpublished Coptic-Latin Dictionary from the Nineteenth Century

I am happy to host again here Ivan Miroshnikov, this time with an article concerning a very interesting discovery which he made in a Russian library. After the Allies won the World War II, many so-called ‘items of cultural value’ … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Timothy Pettipiece – Jesus’ Wife and the Failure of Early Christian Studies

On Thursday Oct 25, Karen King gave a lecture at Carleton University in Ottawa called “Controversies over Sexuality and Marriage among Early Christians: What a New Papyrus Fragment Can (or Can’t) Tell Us.” While Prof. King did little to respond … 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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Guest Post: Tonio Sebastian Richter – Contact-Induced Language Change of Egyptian-Coptic: Loanword Lexicography in the DDGLC Project

Prof. Tonio Sebastian Richter (Ägyptologisches Institut der Universität Leipzig): 1992 Diploma in Protestant Theology; 1996 MA in Egyptology and Religious Studies; 1999 PhD thesis on language and style of Coptic legal documents (printed as Rechtssemantik und forensischeRhetorik Leipzig 2002; 2nd … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Mark Bilby on the Recent Discovery of Origen’s Homilies on the Psalms

N.B.: Mark relied on the information supplied in the modern Latin note which opens the manuscript. For the real content of the codex cf. “update 2” of my previous post. This is a major find. The note in the Corpus … Continue reading

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Guest Post Yavor Miltenov: The Versiones Slavicae Project – An Electronic Corpus of Medieval Slavic Translations Is Under Construction

I am delaying my post about the identification of another Coptic fragment in the Pennsylvania University Museum in order to publish Yavor Miltenov’s interesting report on a new Patristic project. As a result of the work of generations of philologists, the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Diliana Atanassova on the Coptic Liturgical Typika from the White Monastery

Diliana Atanassova is member of the Copus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari project (Hamburg/Rome) and research fellow at the Department of Biblical Studies and Ecclesiastical History, Faculty of Catholic Theology of the Salzburg University. N.B.: A much longer (and slightly different) … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Mark Bilby – As the Bandit Will I Confess You: Luke 23.39–43 in Early Christian Interpretation

Recently, Mark Bilby successfully defended his PhD dissertation at the University of Virginia (advisor: Harry Y. Gamble). Mark’s thesis is entitled As the Bandit Will I Confess You: Luke 23.39-43 in Early Christian Interpretation. He was kind enough to use … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Ivan Miroshnikov on 4 Maccabees in Coptic

According to David A. deSilva, 4 Maccabbees: Introduction and Commentary on the Greek Text in Codex Sinaiticus (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2006), xi, there are two most important witnesses to the Greek text of 4 Maccabees, Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Alexandrinus. deSilva … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Christian Askeland on the Coptic Versions of the Gospel of John

In earlier posts, Alin announced his discovery of several previously unidentified fragments of the Fayumic New Testament.  These discoveries are particularly exciting for those of us involved in the textual criticism of the New Testament. In 1874, the Bishop of … 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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Guest Post: Hugo Lundhaug-A New Fragment of the Martyrdom of Apa Nahroou

In the collection of the Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo there is one single fragment (15,5 cm by 18,5 cm at its largest points) of a Coptic parchment codex. Thanks to the keen eye of Alin … Continue reading

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