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London Lecture: The ''Document with Decoration'', a fragmentary text ''On Peter'', and much more: Towards the publication of the Coptic manuscripts from Qasr Ibrim

Event Info

Host: EES
Type: Education - Lecture

Time and Place

Start Time: Thursday, 7th September 2017, 6:30 pm
End Time: Thursday, 7th September 2017, 7:30 pm
Location: The Egypt Exploration Society
Street: 3 Doughty Mews
City/Town: London WC1N 2PG
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Email: contact@ees.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)20 7242 1880
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Description

The ''Document with Decoration'', a fragmentary text ''On Peter'', and much more: Towards the publication of the Coptic manuscripts from Qasr Ibrim by Joost Hagen

After a first lecture about the Coptic texts from Qasr Ibrim in Egyptian Nubia in May 2009, focusing on a group of papyrus scroll letters from the year 760 AD, and a second one, in March 2014, about three literary texts on parchment describing alleged visits to and messages from heaven, it is now time for a third presentation devoted to the texts in the language of Christian Egypt found at Ibrim during the EES excavations from the early 1960s onwards.
I intend to illustrate the nature and phases of my work publishing these manuscripts by providing several examples: the texts of the so-called ''K-List'', found during the 1966a season; a fragmentary text on Peter that could be interpreted as an apocryphal gospel or apocryphal acts of the apostles; and the papyrus I first called ''Document with Decoration'', before I found out it was an intriguing literary miscellany including part of the book of Proverbs in Coptic, an (as far as I am now aware) as yet unknown Creed in Greek, and a Greek - Coptic word list.

Mr Joost Hagen (MA) is still completing his doctoral dissertation about the Coptic manuscript texts from Qasr Ibrim for Leiden University, the Netherlands. In 2010 he moved to Germany, where he currently works in a project cataloging the Coptic texts of the Berlin Papyrus Collection, next to teaching Coptic in Leipzig (where he lives), Halle and Dresden.

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