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Dumbarton Oaks/HMML Coptic and Syriac Summer School (July 7-August 2, 2019)

Upon the invitation of Fr. Columba Stewart, next summer I will teach an intensive Coptic course in the United States, together with my colleague, Victor Ghica (Norwegian School of Theology, Oslo). The course is funded by Dumbarton Oaks and will … Continue reading

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Lecture at Matenadaran, Yerevan, May 12, 2018

I know that some friends and colleagues from Armenia are reading this blog, so I am pleased to invite you to a lecture I will give on May 12, 2018 from 12 o’clock at the Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts … Continue reading

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Hot off the press: The Berlin-Strasbourg Apocryphon. A Coptic Apostolic Memoir

Alin Suciu, The Berlin-Strasbourg Apocryphon: A Coptic Apostolic Memoir (WUNT, 370; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017). I am pleased to announce that my book on the Berlin-Strasbourg Apocryphon has just been published with Mohr Siebeck. The book is available HERE. Abstract: … Continue reading

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Conferință despre literatura coptă la București: “Biblioteca Mănăstirii Albe: centru al culturii monastice în Egiptul copt”

Dacă sunteți în București pe 28 noiembrie, vă invit la NEC de la ora 17 pentru prelegerea “Biblioteca Mănăstirii Albe: centru al culturii monastice în Egiptul copt”. Voi vorbi despre dezmembrarea manuscriselor Mănăstirii Albe, situată în Egiptul Superior, lângă Sohag, … Continue reading

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Forthcoming: Window onto Egyptian monasticism. Shenoute: 4th/5th century abbot and eminent Coptic writer

Dienstag, 17.5. 2016 um 18 Uhr im Tagungszentrum an der Sternwarte, Raum 1 – Großer Seminarraum Schaufenster/Showcase Schenute: Klostervorsteher und bedeutender koptischer Schriftsteller des 4./5. Jh.   –   Shenoute: 4th/5th century abbot and eminent Coptic writer Kurzvorträge: a.   Stephen Emmel: “Schenute … Continue reading

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Note on the Word “Scriptorium” in Coptic Sources

If you are not yet familiar with Carrie Schroeder and Amir Zeldes’ “Coptic Scriptorium” you should visit the new website of this important Coptological project. The platform has recently received a lovely new design. As you can see in the … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:15 in the Sahidic Version of Jacob of Serugh’s memrā on the Ascension of Christ

Just recently, I have identified and edited the Sahidic version of Jacob of Serugh’s verse homily on the Ascension of Christ.[1] This text is not only the first attestation of Jacob of Serugh in Coptic, but it may also be … Continue reading

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The Greek Version of Stephen of Thebes’ Ascetic Rules

The Rules (ʼΕντολαὶ) of Stephen of Thebes have survived in numerous Greek and Old Slavonic manuscripts. As Father Filotheus Bălan (Petru Vodă Monastery, Romania), with whom I often discuss about Patristics, shows in a forthcoming book, the Rules of Stephen are … 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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The Gǝʿǝz version of Stephen of Thebes’ Sermo asceticus

My current projects include the editio princeps of the Gǝʿǝz version of Stephen of Thebes’ Sermo asceticus, which is preserved in an unicum, namely EMML 4493, ff. 103r-105r (dated 1528 CE). Stephen is one of the most mysterious Egyptian ascetical … Continue reading

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Ps.-Theophilus of Alexandria, Sermon on the Cross and the Good Thief (CPG 2622; clavis coptica 0395)

This translation of Ps.-Theophilus of Alexandria’s sermon on the Cross and the Good Thief (CPG 2622; clavis coptica 0395), which is preserved only in the Sahidic dialect of Coptic, appeared in A. Suciu, “Ps.-Theophili Alexandrini Sermo de Cruce et Latrone … Continue reading

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Two New Articles on the von Scherling Collection of Coptic Papyri

1. Fragments of a Sahidic Codex of the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles My new article, which concerns three fragments from a Sahidic manuscript containing the Apocryphal Acts of the apostles, appeared a few days ago in the latest issue … Continue reading

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On Coptic Literary Fragments and the Principles of Editing Them

Here are some thoughts on editing Coptic manuscript fragments, especially those from the Monastery of Shenoute. This is part of a longer article which I will publish in the 2014 issue of the Journal of Coptic Studies. UPDATE (AUGUST, 2015): You … Continue reading

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My PhD Thesis: Apocryphon Berolinense/Argentoratense (Previously Known as the Gospel of the Savior)

On June 17, 2013 I successfully defended my PhD dissertation at the Faculté de théologie et de sciences religieuses, Université Laval, Québec.The dissertation is entitled Apocryphon Berolinense/Argentoratense (Previously Known as the Gospel of the Savior). Reedition of P. Berol. 22220, … 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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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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A Coptic Bohairic Leaf Recovered from a Syriac Manuscript: A New Textual Witness of the Martyrdom of Macrobius

A couple of weeks ago, Adam McCollum (Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Minnesota) sent me the photograph of the recto of a paper leaf written in the Bohairic dialect of Coptic. The fragment was used as an endpaper in a … Continue reading

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Latest Articles

Articles available to download. A. Suciu, “A Coptic Fragment from the History of Joseph the Carpenter in the Collection of Duke University Library,” Harvard Theological Review 106:1 (2013) 93-104 (PDF) The History of Joseph the Carpenter (BHO 532–533; CANT 60; … Continue reading

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Two Forthcoming Articles on Christian Apocrypha

Here are two of my forthcoming studies on Coptic Christian traditions concerning the childhood of Christ. The versions of the papers are subsequent to the peer-review process. 1) “‘Me, This Wretched Sinner’: A Coptic Fragment from the Vision of Theophilus Concerning … 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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