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K.E. Verrone – Mighty Deeds and Miracles by Saint Apa Phoebammon

Kerry E. Verrone, Mighty Deeds and Miracles by Saint Apa Phoebammon: Edition and Translation of Coptic Manuscript M582 ff. 21r-30r in the Pierpont Morgan Library (Senior honors thesis, 2002 series; Providence, R.I.: Brown , 2002). This is a useful (and very … Continue reading

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Article to Appear in the Next Issue of the Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum

Today I received the galley proofs of my article “Pseudo-Theophili Alexandrini Sermo de Cruce et Latrone. An Edition from M595 with Parallels and Translation,” which will be published in the next issue of the Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum – Journal … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Roelof van den Broek – Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem, On the Life and the Passion of Christ

Roelof van den Broek, Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem, On the Life and the Passion of Christ. A Coptic Apocryphon (Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae, 118), Leiden-Boston: Brill 2013; 215 pp. Price: 101,- Euro; 140,- US Dollar. In the early seventies of the … Continue reading

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A Coptic Apocryphal Manuscript from Nubia (the Qasr el-Wizz Codex)

When the High Dam was built in the 1960s, almost the entire Nile valley between Aswan and Wadi Halfa had been inundated in order to create the Lake Nassar. As the waters were rising, many archeological sites were destroyed, while … 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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2008-2012 Bibliography on Coptic Literature

A bibliography on Coptic literature for the years 2008-2012 is now available on the website of the Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies (Rome, September 17-22, 2012). The document was compiled by Heike Behlmer (University of Göttingen). Those interested will find … Continue reading

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A Solved Riddle: The Authorship of a Coptic Encomium on the Archangel Gabriel

In a previous blog post (August 2011), I drew attention to the editio princeps of P. Vindob. K 9670, a parchment leaf in Vienna which had been published by Hans Förster in a recent issue of the Zeitschrift für Antikes … Continue reading

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Apocrypha Bibliography: M.-A. van den Oudenrijn – Gamaliel. Äthiopische Texte zur Pilatusliteratur

This book contains the Ethiopic version of two texts attributed to Cyriacus, bishop of Behnesa (Oxyrhynchus): the Lament of Mary (ላሐ፡ ማርያም) and the Martyrdom of Pilate (ስምዐ፡ ጲላጦስ). The first text narrates the events surrounding the Resurrection of Christ, … Continue reading

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Dr. Stephen Emmel Elected Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei

Wonderful news has come out from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the Italian academy founded in 1603. The prestigious institution has elected the Coptologist Stephen Emmel as “foreign member” (socio straniero). Here is the news taken from the website of … Continue reading

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Orientalia Article

My article concerning three supplementary leaves from a Coptic parchment codex which contained texts attributed to Athanasius of Alexandria (CPG 2190 & 2191) appeared in the latest issue of the journal Orientalia (ed. by the Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, Rome). The … Continue reading

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Doctoral and Postdoctoral Positions Available for Those Interested in Nag Hammadi (and Related) Codices

A few days ago, Hugo Lundhaug announced me that a doctoral and a postdoctoral fellowship are available in his project New Contexts for Old Texts: Unorthodox Texts and Monastic Manuscript Culture in Fourth- and Fifth-Century Egypt (NEWCONT). The project is … Continue reading

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Another Patristic Text Attested in Coptic: Gregory of Nazianzus Oration 16 (Pennsylvania University Museum E 16310)

A few days ago, I pointed out that the Pennsylvania University Museum holds a previously unidentified fragment from the Coptic version of the Apophthegmata Patrum. I shall now discuss another unidentified fragment from this collection. Pennsylvania University Museum E 16310 … Continue reading

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2012 AELAC Meeting (Dole, June 28-30)

The Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC) has announced on its website the programme for the 2012 meeting, which will take place June 28-30 in Dole, France. Here are the titles of the papers which will be … Continue reading

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An Old Testament Pseudepigraphon in Coptic: Yet Another Manuscript from the Sahidic Version of the Testament of Isaac

Here and here I wrote about the identification of some papyrus fragments which belonged once to the Catholic University in Louvain. They have been among the few unidentified items published by Louis Théophile Lefort in his catalogue of the Coptic … Continue reading

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W. Till, Koptische Heiligen- und Martyrerlegenden

Walter Till, Koptische Heiligen- und Martyrerlegenden vol. 1 (Orientalia Christiana Analecta, 102; Rome: Pontificium Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1935) (download here) Walter Till, Koptische Heiligen- und Martyrerlegenden vol. 2 (Orientalia Christiana Analecta, 108; Rome: Pontificium Institutum Orientalium Studiorum, 1936) (download here)

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P. Buzi & A. Camplani, Christianity in Egypt. Festschrift Tito Orlandi (Rome 2012)

After the Mélanges offerts à Wolf-Peter Funk, edited by Paul-Hubert Poirier & Louis Painchaud in 2006 (available here), another Festschrift of high interest for Coptological studies has been published: Paola Buzi & Alberto Camplani (eds.), Christianity in Egypt: Literary Production … Continue reading

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Rossi’s Edition of the Coptic Papyrus Codices in the Egyptian Museum in Turin 1

Although published a long time ago by the Italian Egyptologist Francesco Rossi, the collection of seventeen Coptic papyrus codices which are preserved in the Egyptian Museum in Turin is still little-known outside a small group of Coptologists. Starting with 1883, … Continue reading

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An Unknown “Apocryphal” Texts from the White Monastery: Update

The article which I wrote with Einar Thomassen (University of Bergen) concerning a gospel-like apocryphon has appeared in the Festschrift Tito Orlandi: A. Suciu & E. Thomassen, “An Unknown ‘Apocryphal’ Text from the White Monastery,” P. Buzi & A. Camplani (eds.), … Continue reading

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Orientalia Christiana Periodica Article

My article on the Coptic manuscripts in Naples has just been published in the latest issue of Orientalia Christiana Periodica: A. Suciu, “The Borgian Coptic Manuscripts in Naples: Supplementary Identifications and Notes to a Recently Published Catalogue,” Orientalia Christiana Pariodica … Continue reading

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Putting Together the Puzzle of a Christmas Story: A Coptic Document in Princeton and Its Related Fragments

Because Christmas is coming, I will discuss in this post a Coptic text which deals with the birth of Jesus. A fragment of the work in question is preserved in the Princeton University Library and it is available in Cullen … Continue reading

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