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Abstract of my paper for the 11th International Coptic Congress

At the Coptic congress, which this year will be held in Claremont, California, I will speak about the discovery of Melito of Sardes’ homily on the baptism of Christ in a Sahidic papyrus manuscript. My paper is entitled “Recovering a … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Stephen Emmel – The Codicology of the New Coptic (Lycopolitan) Gospel of John Fragment (and Its Relevance for Assessing the Genuineness of the Recently Published Coptic “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” Fragment)

Stephen Emmel earned his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1993 (department of religious studies, program in the study of ancient Christianity). His doctoral dissertation, “Shenoute’s Literary Corpus” (published in 2004), laid the groundwork for his current main research preoccupation, which … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife Papyrus. Final Considerations

Christian Askeland has recently pointed out that the Gospel of John fragment, allegedly found together with the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife papyrus, is undoubtedly a modern forgery. His assumption is based on the fact that the text of this fragment, … Continue reading

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Coptic Faces

Over at Manuscripts and Microfilm blog, I’ve read a nice post about a Greek manuscript in Istanbul (Patriarchate Library, Panagia Kamariotissa, ms. 5 – 10th century; contains homilies of John Chrysostom), in which the blogger “found a delightful illustrated note left … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Shenoute, De Discrimine Temporum

The following is a translation of the text published in J.Leipoldt (ed.) Sinuthii archimandritae vita et opera omnia IV CSCO (1913) pp. 173-197, to which he assigned the title De Discrimine Temporum. A Latin translation was made in the 1930s … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Nathalie Bosson – La Coptologie perd l’une de ses figures les plus marquantes

Le Professeur Rodolphe Kasser, né à Yverdon-les-Bains le 14 janvier 1927, s’est éteint dans sa ville natale le 8 octobre 2013, à l’âge de 86 ans. Professeur ordinaire puis émérite de langue et littératures coptes à l’Université de Genève, il … Continue reading

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Obituary Karlheinz Schüssler

The sad news reached me that our colleague, Karlheinz Schüssler, has passed away. He died in a tragic car accident in Istria on October 7. The Coptologists know Karlheinz mainly as the tireless editor of Biblia Coptica. Die koptischen Bibeltexte. … Continue reading

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