Tag Archives: White Monastery

A Further Fragment from the Apocryphal Acts of John in Coptic: Once Again Concerning the Sotheby-Bolaffi Fragments

I have already discussed several times the ten Coptic fragments which were sold by Sotheby’s in July 2009. I was in Vienna when the auction took place and, as Cornelia Römer was at that time the director of the papyrus … Continue reading

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An Encomium on the 12 Apostles Attributed to Severian of Gabala: New Sahidic Fragments

(Kudos is due again to Rev. James M. Leonard) Sever Juan Voicu published recently in the journal Apocrypha an extensive article concerning the apocryphal traditions in the Encomium on the 12 Apostles ascribed to Severian of Gabala.[1] This text is … Continue reading

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The Discovery of an Extract from “De Passione et Cruce” by Pseudo-Athanasius of Alexandria in a Coptic Patristic Florilegium

(Thank you, David Tibet, for helping me with this post!) The homily De Passione et Cruce Domini (CPG 2247) is amongst the most interesting documents ascribed to Athanasius of Alexandria. In a recent article, I showed that an extract from … Continue reading

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An Encomium on the Archangel Gabriel of Unknown Authorship

In a recent issue of Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum, Hans Förster published the editio princeps of P. Vindob. K 9670, a Sahidic parchment folio from the collection of the National Library in Vienna.[1] The fragment seems to come from an … Continue reading

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Pseudo-Athanasiana

The draft version of an article concerning the identification of several Coptic fragments that contain writings attributed to Athanasius of Alexandria (including a letter of the patriarch to Horsiesius, the head of the Pachomian congregation). The paper can be read … Continue reading

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An Apocryphal Fragment Sold at Sotheby’s (The Pseudo-Gospel of the Twelve Apostles)

I have already discussed here and here the ten Coptic fragments auctioned in July 2009 at Sotheby’s in London. They are all datable to the 10th century and belonged once to the library of the White Monastery, situated in Upper … Continue reading

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An Unnoticed Oxford Fragment from the Coptic Version of the Life of Anthony by Athanasius of Alexandria

While checking a number of unidentified Coptic fragments in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, my attention was drawn by a dismembered parchment leaf (call number MS.Copt.e. 170[P]) copied on one column by a skilled and elegant hand. The text utilizes the … Continue reading

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The White Monastery Euchologion: Update

My paper concerning the age of the Sahidic Euchologion manuscript was published in the latest issue of Vigiliae Christianae and can be read here. The article is dedicated to the memory of Dom Emmanuel Lanne, osb, who edited the Euchologion … Continue reading

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The “Sotheby’s Coptic Fragments.” Supplementary Identifications

I just found out that in December 2009, Federico Bottigliengo presented in the bulletin Il collezionista ten fragments of Coptic manuscripts. Now, among the pictures published therein, someone can recognize the same White Monastery parchment folio which was sold in … Continue reading

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The Identification of the Coptic Fragments Auctioned at Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s auctioned recently ten Coptic parchment fragments which were purchased for 28,750 GBP. Surprisingly, in the only picture available thus far can be recognized a portion from Cyril of Alexandria’s Scholia on the Incarnation of Monogenes, an important dogmatic work … Continue reading

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An Unknown “Apocryphal” Text from the White Monastery

I recently edited together with Einar Thomassen a parchment folio owned by the Norwegian collector Martin Schøyen. The Schøyen leaf (MS 1991) was immediately followed in the codex by another dismembered fragment which ended up in the Bibliothèque Nationale in … Continue reading

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The Borgian Coptic Manuscripts in Naples: Supplementary Identifications and Notes to a Recently Published Catalogue

Excerpts from the draft version of the article “The Borgian Coptic Manuscripts in Naples: Supplementary Identifications and Notes to a Recently Published Catalogue.” An updated version was accepted for publication in Orientalia Christiana Periodica. Naples[draft-excerpta] The article is a review … Continue reading

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À propos de la datation du manuscrit contenant le Grand Euchologe du Monastère Blanc

“À propos de la datation du manuscrit contenant le Grand Euchologe du Monastère Blanc,” Vigiliae Christianae 65 (2011) 189-198. The article is dedicated to the memory of Father Emmanuel Lanne, osb. Abstract: The most complete Sahidic manuscript of the Euchologion, … Continue reading

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New Fragments from the Sahidic Version of the History of Joseph the Carpenter

Published in Le Muséon 122 (2009) 279-289. Suciu-New Fragments Historia Josephi Abstract: Focused on the figure of Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus Christ, the so-called History of Joseph the Carpenter is one of the most renowned writings preserved in … Continue reading

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