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The Garshuni Manuscript Oxford, Marsh. 465, fol. 255: An Unknown Text of Stephen of Thebes?

While browsing through Payne Smith’s catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, I came upon an interesting reference to an ascetic text attributed to Stephen of Thebes,[1] which seems to be unknown. The short text features in … Continue reading

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Pachomian Bibliography 5: Boon – Pachomiana Latina

This book contains Jerome’s Latin translation of several works of Pachomius and his disciples: 1) the Rules of Pachomius; 2) the Epistles of Pachomius; 3) an Epistle of Theodorus of Tabennesi; 4) the Testament of Orsiesius; 5) the Monita S. … Continue reading

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P. Ladeuze, Etude sur le cénobitisme pakhomien

I have just seen that the downloadable version of Paulin Ladeuze‘s book concerning the Pachomians has vanished from archive.org. For this reason I found it useful to scan the volume and put it up here. P. Ladeuze, Etude sur le … Continue reading

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P. Van Cauwenbergh – Etude sur les moines d’Egypte

I just started to scan some books which seem to be out of copyright but are not available yet in electronic format. Today’s book: P. van Cauwenbergh, Etude sur les moines d’Egypte depuis le Concile de Chalcédoine (451) jusqu’à l’invasion … Continue reading

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J.-C. Guy, Recherches sur la tradition grecque des Apophthegmata Patrum

J.-C. Guy, Recherches sur la tradition grecque des Apophthegmata Patrum (Subsidia hagiographica, 36; Bruxelles: Société des Bollandistes, 1962). The book (66.5 MB) is available here. Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, MS K321b verso. Parchment leaf with the text of the Apophthegmata Patrum … Continue reading

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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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Pachomian Bibliography 3

E. König, “Die Regeln des Pachomius,” Theologische Studien und Kritiken 51 (1878) 328‑332 P. Ladeuze, “Les diverses recensions de la vie de S. Pakhôme et leurs dépendances mutuelles,” Le Muséon (1897) 148‑171 P. Ladeuze, “Les diverses recensions de la vie … Continue reading

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Pachomian Bibliography 2

L. Th. Lefort, “Théodore de Tabennêsi et la lettre pascale de S. Athanase sur le canon de la Bible,” Le Muséon 29 (1910) 205‑216 L. Th. Lefort, “La Règle de S. Pachôme (étude d’approche),” Le Muséon 34 (1921) 61‑70 L. … 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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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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Pseudo-Athanasiana

The draft version of an article concerning the identification of several Coptic fragments that contain writings attributed to Athanasius of Alexandria (including a letter of the patriarch to Horsiesius, the head of the Pachomian congregation). The paper can be read … Continue reading

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Two Coptic Fragments Containing Extracts from Isaiah of Scetis: A New Manuscript Witness of the Asceticon

A few days ago, Dr. Heinzgerd Brakmann drew my attention to a Coptic parchment folio from the collection of the National Library in Paris. The leaf survived dismembered from its original binding and is currently bound as folio 147 in … 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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An Unnoticed Oxford Fragment from the Coptic Version of the Life of Anthony by Athanasius of Alexandria

While checking a number of unidentified Coptic fragments in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, my attention was drawn by a dismembered parchment leaf (call number MS.Copt.e. 170[P]) copied on one column by a skilled and elegant hand. The text utilizes the … 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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