English translation of the Epistula Apostolorum now online

A note from Dr Anthony Alcock to say that he has translated the Coptic Epistula Apostolorum for us all.  The PDF is here:

So what is this text?  It seems to be a Greek text of the 2nd century A.D., extant only in translation, in a fragmentary Coptic version; in a complete Ethiopic version, probably made from the Coptic via an Arabic intermediary; and in a Latin palimpsest.  Dr Alcock has translated the Coptic text for us.

I must make it clear that this is not a work of scholarship, merely an attempt to present a reliable English version of the Coptic text in the hope that it may be of some use to those interested in early Christian literature.

 Undoubtedly it is.  Well done!

Update: I find that Dr Alcock has also published this at Alin Suciu’s excellent blog here.  The more the merrier!


4 thoughts on “English translation of the Epistula Apostolorum now online

  1. Caught this on Alin’s webpage – so intereseting to see the ‘ladder’ of transmissions, and similar, of course, for the demotic…

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