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The Identification of Deir el-Bachit Monastery (Western Thebes)

The German archaeological mission in Egypt announces here the identification of Deir el-Bachit monastic site. The name of this place appears on some Theban ostraka as “the monastery of Apa Paul, on the mountain of Djeme.”

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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 New Fragment of the Life of Moses of Abydos (Formerly Attributed to a Homily on Penitence by Shenoute of Atripe)

In the field of Coptic studies, it often happens that an isolated manuscript fragment which does not bear any clear detail as to allow its instant identification, is wrongly attributed to a particular author or work. This is largely due … Continue reading

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Coptic Fragments from Cyril of Alexandria’s Scholia on the Incarnation of Monogenes

In July 2009, during a research visit at the Papyrussammlung of the National Library in Vienna, Cornelia Römer drew my attention to ten Coptic parchment fragments that were on offer by Sotheby’s at that time. As Dr. Römer was the … Continue reading

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New Coptic Fragments from a Homily by Severus of Antioch (Attributed Also to Gregory of Nyssa and Hesychius of Jerusalem)

Severus, the “Monophysite” patriarch of Antioch, was one of most gifted theologians of his time.[1] He came to the Episcopal See of Antioch in 512, under the rule of the anti-Chalcedonian emperor Anastasius, and was in charge of the bishopric … Continue reading

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The White Monastery Euchologion: Update

My paper concerning the age of the Sahidic Euchologion manuscript was published in the latest issue of Vigiliae Christianae and can be read here. The article is dedicated to the memory of Dom Emmanuel Lanne, osb, who edited the Euchologion … Continue reading

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