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Search for Post-Doctoral Associate in Early Christian Papyrology

Dr. Philip Sellew announces that the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota seeks to hire a recent PhD or ABD to join a team of researchers at Minnesota and Oxford universities on the ‘Ancient … Continue reading

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Christian Askeland Finds the “Smoking Gun”

Over at Evangelical Textual Criticism blog, Christian Askeland announces that photos of the Gospel of John fragment, allegedly purchased together with the Gospel of Jesus Wife papyrus, are available here (click on “read the full report”) Christian remarks that The … Continue reading

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Lecture by Prof Dr Alberto Camplani and Alin Suciu on November 16th, 2012 at 6 pm (CSMC)

Dear Colleagues, The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC), within the scope of the “Manuscripts in Motion” Conference, cordially invites you to a public lecture on “Coptic Manuscripts in Pieces: the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife and more” by … Continue reading

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Newly Found Fragments from Codex Tchacos

My thanks to David Tibet for his kind help NOTE: I introduced for the first time the Tchacos fragments discussed below during the annual reunion of the Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (AELAC), which took place June … Continue reading

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Alin Suciu – Hugo Lundhaug: A Peculiar Dialectal Feature in the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, Line 6

In our previous post on the Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, we remarked, as others have done, that line 6 of the papyrus also goes back to a logion from the Gospel of Thomas. Here is the parallel: There are several … Continue reading

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On the So-Called Gospel of Jesus’s Wife. Some Preliminary Thoughts by Hugo Lundhaug and Alin Suciu

First of all, it should be clearly stated that, although in the following lines we shall express our doubts concerning the authenticity of the so-called Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, our suggestions remain hypothetical until the ink of the document has … Continue reading

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More Fragments From the Catechetical Orations of St. Cyril of Jerusalem in Coptic

In 1974, Tito Orlandi published a volume containing some of the Coptic literary papyri in the collection of the Austrian National Library in Vienna.[1] His publication revealed the existence of several previously unknown Coptic versions of Greek Patristic works. Equally … Continue reading

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Christie’s Auction of an Early Christian Papyrus Document

On June 13, Christie’s will be organizing an auction that will include the opportunity to purchase several Coptic manuscripts. The details of this auction can be found on their website (HERE, HERE, or HERE). From the information supplied by Christie’s, … Continue reading

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The Louvain Papyrus Fragments from the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah

Recently, I wrote on the blog about some papyrus fragments of a codex which contained the Coptic version of the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah. The fragments were kept in the library of the Catholic University in Louvain, but they were … Continue reading

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A Lost Coptic Fragment from a Sermon on Penitence by Severian of Gabala (CPG 4186)

In a recent post, I identified a series of papyrus fragments from the Coptic version of the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah. The fragments formerly belonged to the library of the University of Louvain, but they disappeared forever in a fire … Continue reading

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Once Again on the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah

During the past year, I have presented several times new manuscripts containing the Coptic version of the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah. Thus, I had the opportunity to write, however briefly, about 1) the first fragments from the Bohairic version of … Continue reading

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Rossi’s Edition of the Coptic Papyrus Codices in the Egyptian Museum in Turin 1

Although published a long time ago by the Italian Egyptologist Francesco Rossi, the collection of seventeen Coptic papyrus codices which are preserved in the Egyptian Museum in Turin is still little-known outside a small group of Coptologists. Starting with 1883, … Continue reading

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