Tag Archives: White Monastery

Lecture at Matenadaran, Yerevan, May 12, 2018

I know that some friends and colleagues from Armenia are reading this blog, so I am pleased to invite you to a lecture I will give on May 12, 2018 from 12 o’clock at the Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts … Continue reading

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Conferință despre literatura coptă la București: “Biblioteca Mănăstirii Albe: centru al culturii monastice în Egiptul copt”

Dacă sunteți în București pe 28 noiembrie, vă invit la NEC de la ora 17 pentru prelegerea “Biblioteca Mănăstirii Albe: centru al culturii monastice în Egiptul copt”. Voi vorbi despre dezmembrarea manuscriselor Mănăstirii Albe, situată în Egiptul Superior, lângă Sohag, … Continue reading

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An Unusual Sahidic Lectionary Manuscript

Under the siglum sa 297L, Schmitz and Mink’s list of the Sahidic New Testament manuscripts mentions a number of fragments from a lectionary which belonged the Monastery of Shenoute, i.e. the White Monastery. Schüssler’s Biblia Coptica designates the same manuscript … Continue reading

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Note on the Word “Scriptorium” in Coptic Sources

If you are not yet familiar with Carrie Schroeder and Amir Zeldes’ “Coptic Scriptorium” you should visit the new website of this important Coptological project. The platform has recently received a lovely new design. As you can see in the … 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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More Coptic Manuscripts at Gallica

At Gallica you can find now more digitized Coptic manuscripts from the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. All of them are Sahidic fragments from the Monastery of Apa Shenoute (i.e. White Monastery): BnF Copte 102 Miscellanea BnF Copte 129(11) New Testament. … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Mark Sheridan, O.S.B. – The Homilies of Rufus of Shotep

Rufus was bishop of Shotep, known in Greek as Hypsele, a town located about seven kilomenters southeast of Assiut (Lycopolis) in Upper Egypt, in the last part of the sixth century. References to Rufus apart from the manuscripts containing his … 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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The Coptic Manuscripts of Monsieur Dujardin and the Crawford Collection in the John Rylands Library, Manchester

Much of the modern circulation of the Coptic manuscript fragments from the library of the Monastery of Apa Shenoute (or, alternatively, the White Monastery) still remains unknown to us. With some exceptions, we do not know exactly how the fragments … 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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Two Joint Fragments from the Proverbs of Solomon in Coptic and the Extinction of the White Monastery Library

I have presented here several times some interesting cases of torn leaves from the library of the Monastery of Apa Shenoute (or the White Monastery), which can be reconstructed out of two or more fragments which are presently scattered around … 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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An Unknown “Apocryphal” Texts from the White Monastery: Update

The article which I wrote with Einar Thomassen (University of Bergen) concerning a gospel-like apocryphon has appeared in the Festschrift Tito Orlandi: A. Suciu & E. Thomassen, “An Unknown ‘Apocryphal’ Text from the White Monastery,” P. Buzi & A. Camplani (eds.), … Continue reading

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An Unknown Fragment from a Discourse of Shenoute in the Cleveland Museum of Art

To Pierre Cherix A few days ago, I read an interesting, but little-known, article concerning the conservation of two Coptic parchment fragments. The article was published in 2004 by Paul Hepworth and Maurizio Michelozzi in the journal The Paper Conservator … Continue reading

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A Coptic Codex of the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah (Guillaumont Codex A)

The Coptic version of the Asceticon of Abba Isaiah became known due to Antoine Guillaumont edition of several fragmentary Sahidic witnesses.[1] A few years before this edition appeared, Guillaumont published in Mélanges Crum a list of the available Coptic manuscripts … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Anne Boud’hors-Chartres BM n° 906

This is a preliminary report by Anne Boud’hors concerning a Coptic parchment leaf which hopefully we will publish soon. Plus de la moitié des 2000 manuscrits de la Bibliothèque municipale de Chartres ont disparu dans un incendie consécutif à un … Continue reading

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Two Other Scraps from a Parchment Leaf Containing the Apocryphal Acts of John in Coptic

Recently, I reported that one of the Coptic fragments which were auctioned by Sotheby’s in July 2009 contains a portion from Metastasis Iohannis. This apocryphal writing, originally written in Greek, is actually part of the Acts of John (chapters 106-115). Those … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Hugo Lundhaug-A New Fragment of the Martyrdom of Apa Nahroou

In the collection of the Museum of Cultural History at the University of Oslo there is one single fragment (15,5 cm by 18,5 cm at its largest points) of a Coptic parchment codex. Thanks to the keen eye of Alin … Continue reading

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A Hitherto Unnoticed Coptic Fragment from the Apocalypse of John

Earlier this year, my friend Christian Askeland completed and defended successfully his doctoral thesis at the University of Cambridge. The title of his dissertation is “John’s Gospel: The Coptic Translations of Its Greek Text,” and it was already accepted for … Continue reading

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