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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Life of Isaiah of Gaza

Anthony Alcock has prepared an English translation of the Syriac Life of Isaiah of Gaza, attributed to Zacharias the Scholastic. You can download the document HERE. Advertisements

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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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Guest Post: Anthony Alcock – Homily on Soul and Body by Athanasius of Alexandria

The Coptic text forms part of BM Ms. Or. 5001, published by E. A. Wallis Budge in Coptic Homilies in the Dialect of Upper Egypt (London 1910); a Syriac text of more or less the same work, also published there, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Nils Arne Pedersen & John Møller Larsen – Syriac-Manichaean fragments

It is my great pleasure to host on this blog the article which my friend, Nils Arne Pedersen (Aarhus University), wrote together with John Møller Larsen (Aarhus University) concerning the newly (re)discovered Manichaean fragments in Syriac. – A.S. Recently we … Continue reading

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Nitria and Scetis: H. G. Evelyn White,The Monasteries of the Wadi ‘N Natrun

The valuable Syriac documents which came from the Monastery of the Virgin in the Wadi el-Natrun, are still labeled sometimes as “Nitrian.” Similarly, the dialect of the Coptic manuscripts from St. Macarius’ Monastery, situated in the same desert, is called … Continue reading

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