Tag Archives: Sahidic

5-day Reading Coptic Course in London

Monday 2 to Friday 6 July READING COPTIC: THE EARLY TEXTS with Dr Bill Manley This is a brand new 5-day course for experienced readers of Coptic. It will concentrate on the great Coptic father Shenoute, as well as one … Continue reading

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High-Resolution Images of London, BL Or. 5287(3) = Genesis 3:16-4:4 (Sahidic version)

Genesis 3:16–4:4 (sa 202 [Schüssler])   P.Lond.Copt. I 932                                17.4 × 13.9 cm                      probable date: 6th century British Library Or. 5287(3)                                                                                             Akhmim Parchment                                                                                           Acquired by B. P. Grenfell   These high-resolution photographs are meant to accompany the article of Zuzana … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Lance Jenott – The Investiture of the Archangel Gabriel

Lance Jenott has prepared an English translation of the Investiture of the Archangel Gabriel, an apocryphal text which belongs to a peculiar genre of Coptic literature, which I call “apostolic memoirs.” I am grateful to him for making his translation … Continue reading

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The incipit of Ps.-Theophilus of Alexandria’s Sermon on the Cross and the Good Thief on a Sahidic Paper Fragment from Ṭihnā al-Ǧabal

I returned from the 11th International Congress of Coptic Studies, which took place July 25-30 in Claremont, California, with many books and off-prints from colleagues and friends. Among these, there is also a recent catalogue of the Coptic manuscripts in … Continue reading

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An Ascetic Fragment from Montserrat: Aphorisms of Paul of Tamma and Anoup

In the latest issue of the Journal of Coptic Studies, Sofía Torallas Tovar (University of Chicago) brings to our attention an unidentified Sahidic parchment fragment currently kept in the Montserrat Abbey, situated near Barcelona (P. Monts. Roca inv. no. 735).[1] … Continue reading

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Two Positions Available in the Project “Digital Edition and Translation of the Coptic-Sahidic Old Testament” (Göttingen Academy of Sciences)

The new project “Digital Edition and Translation of the Coptic-Sahidic Old Testament” at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences has two positions available. Please find the advertisement (closing date: January 20, 2015) here: http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/321451.html (German) http://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/321451.html (English) You must click on … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:15 in the Sahidic Version of Jacob of Serugh’s memrā on the Ascension of Christ

Just recently, I have identified and edited the Sahidic version of Jacob of Serugh’s verse homily on the Ascension of Christ.[1] This text is not only the first attestation of Jacob of Serugh in Coptic, but it may also be … Continue reading

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Ps.-Theophilus of Alexandria, Sermon on the Cross and the Good Thief (CPG 2622; clavis coptica 0395)

This translation of Ps.-Theophilus of Alexandria’s sermon on the Cross and the Good Thief (CPG 2622; clavis coptica 0395), which is preserved only in the Sahidic dialect of Coptic, appeared in A. Suciu, “Ps.-Theophili Alexandrini Sermo de Cruce et Latrone … Continue reading

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Ivan Miroshnikov’s Article on the Sahidic Version of 4 Maccabees

In April 2012, Ivan Miroshnikov (University of Helsinki/Centre for Egyptological Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences) published on this blog an excerpt from his transcription and translation of the (fragmentary) Sahidic version of 4 Maccabees. His edition of all the Sahidic … Continue reading

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A Fragment from Genesis in Sahidic Sold at Christie’s

In memoriam Karlheinz Schüssler Scholars of Coptic literature must be familiar not only with the content of the papyrological collections around the world but, as far as possible, also with different manuscripts or manuscript fragments which sometimes surface from private … Continue reading

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My PhD Thesis: Apocryphon Berolinense/Argentoratense (Previously Known as the Gospel of the Savior)

On June 17, 2013 I successfully defended my PhD dissertation at the Faculté de théologie et de sciences religieuses, Université Laval, Québec.The dissertation is entitled Apocryphon Berolinense/Argentoratense (Previously Known as the Gospel of the Savior). Reedition of P. Berol. 22220, … Continue reading

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Coptica Update: New Article on Coptic Manuscript Fragment (H. Förster, ZAC 16 [2013])

The latest issue of the Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum features the article of Dr. Hans Förster (University of Vienna), “‘Siehe, Magier kamen aus dem Osten’: Eine Paraphrase der Magier-Perikope aus dem Matthäusevangelium (Mt 2,1-12).” If your university has a subscription … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Alistair C. Stewart – The “Gnomes” of the Council of Nicaea

What follows are drafts of a text and translation of the gnomes transmitted in the Coptic tradition with material relating to the Council of Nicaea. These are a work in progress. Beyond a great deal of checking, which needs to … Continue reading

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A Coptic Apocryphal Manuscript from Nubia (the Qasr el-Wizz Codex)

When the High Dam was built in the 1960s, almost the entire Nile valley between Aswan and Wadi Halfa had been inundated in order to create the Lake Nassar. As the waters were rising, many archeological sites were destroyed, while … Continue reading

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More Coptic Fragments from an Encomium on the Apostles (Ps-Severian of Gabala, Encomium in XII apostolos)

In this post I drew attention to a Coptic encomium on the twelve apostles, attributed to Severian of Gabala (CPG 4281; clavis coptica 0331). Sever Voicu published, in the journal Apocrypha, an extensive and well-documented article concerning the apocryphal traditions … 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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Orientalia Article

My article concerning three supplementary leaves from a Coptic parchment codex which contained texts attributed to Athanasius of Alexandria (CPG 2190 & 2191) appeared in the latest issue of the journal Orientalia (ed. by the Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, Rome). The … Continue reading

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A New Fragment from the Sayings of the Desert Fathers: The University of Pennsylvania Coptic Fragment E 16395

Dr. Janet Timbie, from the Catholic University of America, informed me some time ago that Robert A. Kraft has been working on a catalogue of the manuscripts and papyri held in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Those interested in the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Diliana Atanassova on the Coptic Liturgical Typika from the White Monastery

Diliana Atanassova is member of the Copus dei Manoscritti Copti Letterari project (Hamburg/Rome) and research fellow at the Department of Biblical Studies and Ecclesiastical History, Faculty of Catholic Theology of the Salzburg University. N.B.: A much longer (and slightly different) … Continue reading

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