Tag Archives: hagiography

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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Guest Post: Amsalu Tefera – SARĀBĀMON OF NIKOU IN ETHIOPIAN LITERATURE

St. Sarābāmon, Bishop of Nikou, lies among those important oriental saints whose reputation reached the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. According to his vita (see further below), he was a descendant of the proto-martyr Stephen and raised as a Jew in Jerusalem … Continue reading

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A Coptic Bohairic Leaf Recovered from a Syriac Manuscript: A New Textual Witness of the Martyrdom of Macrobius

A couple of weeks ago, Adam McCollum (Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, Minnesota) sent me the photograph of the recto of a paper leaf written in the Bohairic dialect of Coptic. The fragment was used as an endpaper in a … 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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Fenoyl – Le Sanctoral copte

Maurice de Fenoyl, Le Sanctoral copte (Recherches publiées sous la direction de l’Institut de Lettres Orientales de Beyrouth, 15; Beirut: Imprimerie Catholique, 1960) download here.

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G. Garitte, Le calendrier palestino-géorgien du Sinaiticus 34

Here is a useful book for those interested in the hagiographical traditions of the Eastern Churches: Gérard Garitte, Le calendrier palestino-géorgien du Sinaiticus 34 (Xe siècle) (Subsidia hagiographica, 30; Brussels: Société des Bollandistes, 1958). download the book here Picture in … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Hugo Lundhaug-A New Fragment of the Martyrdom of Apa Nahroou

In the collection of the Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo there is one single fragment (15,5 cm by 18,5 cm at its largest points) of a Coptic parchment codex. Thanks to the keen eye of Alin … Continue reading

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