Friday, September 13, 2013

Manichaean fragments from bindings

The University Library in Cambridge has acquired some interesting fragments of a Manichaean text written in Syriac (Camb., UL. MS. Or. 2552). More details are here:
A lecture by Professor Nils Arne Pedersen on ‘The Syriac-Manichaean “Allberry fragments”: how they were rediscovered, and what they can tell us’ will be held at 11 am on Saturday 14th September in the Milstein Seminar Rooms at Cambridge University Library.
The lecture is to celebrate the Library’s acquisition of a set of small manuscript fragments written on vellum which date from around the 4th century CE and originated in Middle Egypt.

I won't be able to get to this lecture (due to the opening of the under 12s football season in Cambridgeshire); but they look interesting, because in shape and size and provenance they are very similar to some texts of the NT I worked with some years ago (0311, 0312, 0313, 0314, 0315); for more info see my article here (or here) (this image from CSNTM).

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