Category Archives: Old Testament

Two Positions Available in the Project “Digital Edition and Translation of the Coptic-Sahidic Old Testament” (Göttingen Academy of Sciences)

The new project “Digital Edition and Translation of the Coptic-Sahidic Old Testament” at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences has two positions available. Please find the advertisement (closing date: January 20, 2015) here: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/321451.html (German) http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/321451.html (English) You must click on … Continue reading

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Ivan Miroshnikov’s Article on the Sahidic Version of 4 Maccabees

In April 2012, Ivan Miroshnikov (University of Helsinki/Centre for Egyptological Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences) published on this blog an excerpt from his transcription and translation of the (fragmentary) Sahidic version of 4 Maccabees. His edition of all the Sahidic … Continue reading

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“I am the King, I am the Son of the King”. Psalm 71:1 (LXX) in the Apocryphon Berolinense/Argentoratense (aka Unbekanntes Berliner Evangelium), Coptic Literature and Patristics (Paper Delivered in Honour of Peter Nagel)

On April 26-27 I participated in a symposium organized on the occasion of Peter Nagel’s 75th anniversary. The symposium took place at the Coptic monastery of St. Mary and St. Mauritius in Höxter-Brenkhausen (near Göttingen). There I had the opportunity … 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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Roger Pearse on Origen’s Homilies on the Psalms

Over at Roger Pearse’s blog, you can read two interesting posts about the homilies on the Psalms by Origen, which have been recovered recently in a Greek manuscript kept in the Bavarian State Library in Munich. In the first post, … Continue reading

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Two Joint Fragments from the Proverbs of Solomon in Coptic and the Extinction of the White Monastery Library

I have presented here several times some interesting cases of torn leaves from the library of the Monastery of Apa Shenoute (or the White Monastery), which can be reconstructed out of two or more fragments which are presently scattered around … Continue reading

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An Old Testament Pseudepigraphon in Coptic: Yet Another Manuscript from the Sahidic Version of the Testament of Isaac

Here and here I wrote about the identification of some papyrus fragments which belonged once to the Catholic University in Louvain. They have been among the few unidentified items published by Louis Théophile Lefort in his catalogue of the Coptic … 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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Coptic Bible Resources

Some useful resources for the study of the Coptic Bible: H. Hyvernat, “Étude sur les versions coptes de la Bible I,” Revue biblique 5 (1896) 427-433, 540-569 H. Hyvernat, “Étude sur les versions coptes de la Bible II,” Revue biblique … Continue reading

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A British Museum Fragment Purchased from Christie’s: New Evidence of the Book of Jeremiah in Coptic

A few days ago, I found out via Roger Pearse (who took over the news from AWOL) that the British Museum has prepared a searchable database of its collections. I was naturally interested to see whether they offer access to … Continue reading

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