Tag Archives: Early Christianity

Panel on Early Christian Literature Preserved in Classical Ethiopic (Ge’ez)

I got the following announcement from Timothy B. Sailors. As part of the 19th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies, to be held from 24-28 August, 2015, at the University of Warsaw, Poland, a panel on ‘Early Christian Literature Preserved in … Continue reading

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SBL Coptic Sushi Night

Below is an announcement from Christian Askeland. On Monday, 24 November, the SBL Coptic illuminati will gather for their annual feast, following the evening session.  (If you are reading this blog, then consider yourself one of the illuminati.)  Christian Askeland … 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: Timothy Pettipiece – Jesus’ Wife and the Failure of Early Christian Studies

On Thursday Oct 25, Karen King gave a lecture at Carleton University in Ottawa called “Controversies over Sexuality and Marriage among Early Christians: What a New Papyrus Fragment Can (or Can’t) Tell Us.” While Prof. King did little to respond … Continue reading

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Successful Thesis Defense!

On October 6, 2012, my wife, Päivi Vähäkangas, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, titled Rejection and Reception of Philosophy in the Letter of Eugnostos (NHC III,3 and V,1) and Pseudo-Clementine Recognitions, at the Faculty of Theology, University of Helsinki. The … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Marvin Meyer

Stephan Huller announces that Marvin Meyer died yesterday. His wife, Bonnie, posted the following message on Marvin’s Facebook wall: “Hello, Facebook friends of Dr. Marvin Meyer: This is Marv’s wife Bonnie writing the sad news that Marv passed away yesterday, … Continue reading

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Christie’s Auction of an Early Christian Papyrus Document

On June 13, Christie’s will be organizing an auction that will include the opportunity to purchase several Coptic manuscripts. The details of this auction can be found on their website (HERE, HERE, or HERE). From the information supplied by Christie’s, … Continue reading

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The 2nd St Andrews Graduate Conference for Biblical and Early Christian Studies

Via Dan Batovici: The 2nd St Andrews Graduate Conference for Biblical and Early Christian Studies Manuscripts and their Texts: Perspectives on Textual Criticism – 8-9 June 2012 St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews Call for Papers Conference registration will … 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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A Further Fragment from the Apocryphal Acts of John in Coptic: Once Again Concerning the Sotheby-Bolaffi Fragments

I have already discussed several times the ten Coptic fragments which were sold by Sotheby’s in July 2009. I was in Vienna when the auction took place and, as Cornelia Römer was at that time the director of the papyrus … Continue reading

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About Some Coptic Fragments on the Dormition of the Virgin

(This post would have been impossible without the invaluable help of David Tibet, aka Anok Pe) My friend Hans Förster has recently published with Walter de Gruyter a volume that brings together a number of Coptic fragments on the Dormition … Continue reading

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A Supplementary Leaf from the Ancoratus of Epiphanius in Coptic

The Ancoratus was written by Epiphanius of Salamis in 374, in order to oppose the theologies of Origen and Arius.[1] In this inluential dogmatic work, Epiphanius argued that salvation belongs to the Christians “anchored” in the Apostolic tradition of the … Continue reading

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A Leiden Manuscript Containing the Apocryphal Names of the Two Thieves

Among the unidentified Coptic literary manuscripts deposited in the collection of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden, there are two parchment fragments that bear the inventory number F 1976/4.31. According to the museum acquisition book, the items were purchased in … Continue reading

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