Category Archives: New Testament

Radiocarbon Dating of Codex Glazier

During a recent meeting, Stephen Emmel drew my attention to an article published by John Lawrence Sharpe in the proceedings of the International Conference on Conservation and Restoration of Archive and Library Materials, Erice, April 22nd-29th 1996.[1] In his paper, … Continue reading

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Photographs of White Monastery Fragments on Gallica Website

It was a nice surprise to discover a few days ago that the National Library in Paris put up on the Gallica website photographs of some of the Sahidic parchment fragments in their possession. More precisely, they have uploaded until … Continue reading

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Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik Article

My edition of the Coptic fragments in the Trinity College in Dublin appeared in the latest issue of the Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik. You can download it for free here: A. Suciu, “Coptic Biblical Fragments in the Possession of … 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: 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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Putting Together the Puzzle of a Christmas Story: A Coptic Document in Princeton and Its Related Fragments

Because Christmas is coming, I will discuss in this post a Coptic text which deals with the birth of Jesus. A fragment of the work in question is preserved in the Princeton University Library and it is available in Cullen … Continue reading

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New Fragments of the Gospels in Fayyumic

The remnants of several Fayyumic Biblical codices which belonged to the White Monastery survive scattered in various modern collections. They were studied over the course of time by several scholars. For her part, Anne Boud’hors published some of the fragments … Continue reading

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Concordance of the Sahidic New Testament

An invaluable resource for the study of Coptic literature: the concordance of the Sahidic version of the New Testament, published in the Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium series. L.-Th. Lefort, Concordance du Nouveau Testament sahidique, I. Les mots d’origine grecque (CSCO, … Continue reading

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A Hitherto Unnoticed Coptic Fragment from the Apocalypse of John

Earlier this year, my friend Christian Askeland completed and defended successfully his doctoral thesis at the University of Cambridge. The title of his dissertation is “John’s Gospel: The Coptic Translations of Its Greek Text,” and it was already accepted for … Continue reading

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New Coptic Fragments from a Homily by Severus of Antioch (Attributed Also to Gregory of Nyssa and Hesychius of Jerusalem)

Severus, the “Monophysite” patriarch of Antioch, was one of most gifted theologians of his time.[1] He came to the Episcopal See of Antioch in 512, under the rule of the anti-Chalcedonian emperor Anastasius, and was in charge of the bishopric … Continue reading

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