Tag Archives: Bohairic

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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More Coptic Fragments from an Encomium on the Apostles (Ps-Severian of Gabala, Encomium in XII apostolos)

In this post I drew attention to a Coptic encomium on the twelve apostles, attributed to Severian of Gabala (CPG 4281; clavis coptica 0331). Sever Voicu published, in the journal Apocrypha, an extensive and well-documented article concerning the apocryphal traditions … Continue reading

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Articles on Ephraem the Syrian

E.A.W. Budge, “On a Fragment of a Coptic Version of Saint Ephraim’s Discourse on the Transfiguration of Our Lord,” Proceedings of the Society of Biblical Archaeology 9 (1886/1887) 317-329  (this is CPG 3939, In transfigurationem domini; the homily belongs to … 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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Pachomian Bibliography 1

E. Amélineau, Monuments pour servir a l’histoire de l’Egypte chrétienne au IVe siècle. Histoire de Saint Pakhome et de ses communautés (Annales du Musée Guimet, 17; Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1889) F. Halkin, Sancti Pachomii Vitae Grecae (Subsidia Hagiographica, 19. Brussels: … Continue reading

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Nitria and Scetis: H. G. Evelyn White,The Monasteries of the Wadi ‘N Natrun

The valuable Syriac documents which came from the Monastery of the Virgin in the Wadi el-Natrun, are still labeled sometimes as “Nitrian.” Similarly, the dialect of the Coptic manuscripts from St. Macarius’ Monastery, situated in the same desert, is called … Continue reading

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The Dossier of the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah: With a Contribution on the First Bohairic Fragments

Little is known about the period that Abba Isaiah spent in his native land, as a recluse in the desert of Scetis. His fame began to grow beyond the borders of Egypt only after he settled in a monastery near … Continue reading

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