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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – The Sahidic Version of the Acts of Pilate

Anthony Alcock has prepared an English translation of the Sahidic version of the Acts of Pilate. This text constitutes the source of many apocryphal Passion narratives composed in Coptic. You can download his translation HERE. Advertisements

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The Vossen Collection of Coptic Manuscripts

On June 21, 2016, Tom Vossen, an ancient coins dealer based in Kerkrade, the Netherlands, sent me photographs of five Coptic manuscript fragments which are in his possession. Vossen said that he purchased the fragments ten years ago from a … Continue reading

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“Apocryphization”: Theological Debates in Biblical Disguise. 8 May, 2014, King’s College London

On May 8, 2014, I will attend a workshop organized by Peter Toth and Ioannis Papadogiannakis at King’s College, London. Here is the announcement. “Apocryphization”: Theological Debates in Biblical Disguise 8 May, 2014, King’s College London  This workshop focuses on a hitherto … Continue reading

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Another sad news: RIP François Bovon

Dr. Claire Clivaz writes on Facebook that François Bovon, the accomplished scholar of apocryphal literature and early Christianity, has passed away. His death is truly a great loss to the academic world. May his soul rejoice in the glory of … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcok – The Mysteries of John the Evangelist

BM Or. 7026 contains two Sahidic texts: the one translated here, the Mysteries of John, and the Life of Pisentius. Both were published, together with several other texts, by E.A. Wallis Budge in Coptic Apocrypha (London, 1913), in which Budge … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – The Repose of St John the Evangelist and Apostle

You can download here Anthony Alcock’s translation of the Sahidic version of Metastasis Iohannis (CANT 215.2; BHG 910-913d). This writing is preserved in Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, Ethiopic, Armenian and Georgian. Almost two years ago, I introduced, on this … Continue reading

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2013 AELAC Meeting (Dole, June 29-July 1)

The annual meeting of the Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC) will take place June 29-July 1 in Dole, France. Although there is nothing Coptic this year, several papers sound very interesting. Here is the complete list: … Continue reading

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