Tag Archives: paleography

The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife Papyrus. Final Considerations

Christian Askeland has recently pointed out that the Gospel of John fragment, allegedly found together with the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife papyrus, is undoubtedly a modern forgery. His assumption is based on the fact that the text of this fragment, … Continue reading

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Conference on the Bodmer Papyri

Alberto Camplani just sent me the announcement concerning this importance conference on the Bodmer Papyri, “I Papiri Bodmer. Biblioteche, comunità di asceti e cultura letteraria in greco e copto nell’Egitto tardoantico.” The conference will take place February 3, 2014 at … Continue reading

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On Coptic Literary Fragments and the Principles of Editing Them

Here are some thoughts on editing Coptic manuscript fragments, especially those from the Monastery of Shenoute. This is part of a longer article which I will publish in the 2014 issue of the Journal of Coptic Studies. UPDATE (AUGUST, 2015): You … Continue reading

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Memorabilia: Georg Zoega on Reconstructing Coptic Manuscripts from Scattered Leaves

As the readers of my blog probably know well, the main challenge of Coptic literature is the fragmentary state in which most of the manuscripts in this language are preserved. Of course, I am not referring to the late Bohairic … Continue reading

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Provisional Bibliographies for the Coptological Congress

During the next Coptological congress (Rome, 17-22 September 2012), eleven scholars will deliver reports concerning the recent developments in various fields of Coptic studies: Alessandro Bausi, Ethiopic literary production related to the Egyptian culture Heike Behlmer, Coptic Literature (2008-2012) Heinzgerd … Continue reading

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Kartvelological Summer School “Georgian Script” (July 17-26, 2012, Tbilisi)

I received from Dr. Buba Kudava, the director of the National Centre of Manuscripts in Tbilisi, an interesting announcement concerning the Kartvelological Summer School “Georgian Script,” which shall take place from 17th to 26th July 2012 in Tbilisi, Georgia. “The … Continue reading

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Greek Paleography Tutorial Based on Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cod. graec. 314

Alex Poulos posted a Greek paleography tutorial with examples taken from Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cod. graec. 314 (Origen, Homilies on the Psalms). The tutorial “[i]s targeted at people who have at least an intermediate knowledge of Greek, but haven’t done much … Continue reading

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