Tag Archives: Coptic literature

The incipit of Ps.-Theophilus of Alexandria’s Sermon on the Cross and the Good Thief on a Sahidic Paper Fragment from Ṭihnā al-Ǧabal

I returned from the 11th International Congress of Coptic Studies, which took place July 25-30 in Claremont, California, with many books and off-prints from colleagues and friends. Among these, there is also a recent catalogue of the Coptic manuscripts in … Continue reading

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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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Report on the International Conference “Shenoute and the Bible” (Göttingen, May 17-21, 2016)

On May 17-21, 2016, the Coptic research group coordinated by Heike Behlmer (Seminar für Ägyptologie und Koptologie, Universität Göttingen) hosted in Göttingen the international conference “Shenoute and the Bible.” The conference was organized on the occasion of the annual meeting … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Life of Maximus and Domitius

Anthony Alcock has translated into English a fragmentary Sahidic life of Maximus and Domitius. You can download his translation HERE. Photo: Beginning of the Sahidic Life of Maximus and Domitius in the Morgan Library & Museum codex M584.

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An Ascetic Fragment from Montserrat: Aphorisms of Paul of Tamma and Anoup

In the latest issue of the Journal of Coptic Studies, Sofía Torallas Tovar (University of Chicago) brings to our attention an unidentified Sahidic parchment fragment currently kept in the Montserrat Abbey, situated near Barcelona (P. Monts. Roca inv. no. 735).[1] … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Shenoute, Ad philosophum gentilem

This translation has been made from the Coptic text published in J. Leipoldt and W.E. Crum, Sinuthii archimandritae opera omnia et vita (Paris, 1908) pp. 44-62.The biblical references are taken largely from H. Wiesman’s Latin translation, a companion volume published … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – James the Persian

Dr. Anthony Alcock has translated into English the Bohairic version of the Martyrdom of James the Persian (BHO 396; clavis coptica 0278). Download the document HERE.

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