Tag Archives: hagiography

Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – The Miracle of Chonae

The translation has been made from the continuous Greek text published by François Nau ‘Le miracle de S. Michel à Colosses’ Patrologia Orientalis 4 (1908) pp. 542-562. There is also a later Latin version, but the differences between the two … Continue reading

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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: Anthony Alcock – Archellites

Anthony Alcock has translated into English a Sahidic poem about Archellites the anchorite, edited by Hermann Junker in his Koptische Poesie. Download his translation HERE.

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Life of Maximus and Domitius

Anthony Alcock has translated into English a fragmentary Sahidic life of Maximus and Domitius. You can download his translation HERE. Photo: Beginning of the Sahidic Life of Maximus and Domitius in the Morgan Library & Museum codex M584.

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – James the Persian

Dr. Anthony Alcock has translated into English the Bohairic version of the Martyrdom of James the Persian (BHO 396; clavis coptica 0278). Download the document HERE.

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Theodore of Antioch, In Theodorum Anatolium (clavis coptica 0382; BHO 382)

The Coptic text and English translation of this so-called Encomium can be found in E.A.W Budge Miscellaneous Coptic Texts (1915) pp.1-48 and 765-813. A description of the text is given on pp. xxxiii to xxxv. It is numbered Oriental 7030 and has … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Martyrdom of Lacaron (clavis coptica 0284; BHO 559)

Dr. Anthony Alcock’s latest translation is the Bohairic martyrdom of St. Lacaron, one of the Coptic soldier saints. Download the translation HERE.

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