Tag Archives: Papyrology

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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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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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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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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International Seminar in Coptic Papyrology. Barcelona, July 6-13, 2014

The International seminar in Coptic Papyrology will be held in Barcelona from 6 to 13 July 2014. It follows the seminars held in Vienna 2006, Leipzig 2008, Strasbourg 2010 and Heidelberg 2012. The event will be organised by Universitat Pompeu … Continue reading

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Coptic Sushi Night at SBL Monday, 25 Nov 2013

I’ve just received this message from Christian Askeland. If you want to participate, you can leave your messages here and Christian will read them (I will not attend the SBL meeting). For those who love Coptic, for those who love … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Nathalie Bosson – La Coptologie perd l’une de ses figures les plus marquantes

Le Professeur Rodolphe Kasser, né à Yverdon-les-Bains le 14 janvier 1927, s’est éteint dans sa ville natale le 8 octobre 2013, à l’âge de 86 ans. Professeur ordinaire puis émérite de langue et littératures coptes à l’Université de Genève, il … Continue reading

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Seymour de Ricci on Jean Dujardin

A few days ago, I pointed out that some of the White Monastery parchment fragments  kept in the John Rylands Library, Manchester, were collected in 1838 by a certain Jean Dujardin, during his short stay in Egypt. Dujardin died of … 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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Guest Post: Tonio Sebastian Richter – Contact-Induced Language Change of Egyptian-Coptic: Loanword Lexicography in the DDGLC Project

Prof. Tonio Sebastian Richter (Ägyptologisches Institut der Universität Leipzig): 1992 Diploma in Protestant Theology; 1996 MA in Egyptology and Religious Studies; 1999 PhD thesis on language and style of Coptic legal documents (printed as Rechtssemantik und forensischeRhetorik Leipzig 2002; 2nd … 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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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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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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4th International Summer School in Coptic Papyrology

Via Coptist and International Association for Coptic Studies: An International Summer School in Coptic Papyrology, the fourth one of its kind after Vienna 2006, Leipzig 2008 and Strasbourg 2010, will be held in Heidelberg from 26 August to 9 September … Continue reading

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