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Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum / Journal of Ancient Christianity

Ed. by Brennecke, Hanns Christof / Drecoll, Volker Henning / Heil, Uta / Markschies, Christoph

Together with Elm, Susanna / Gemeinhardt, Peter / Meier, Mischa / Perrone, Lorenzo / Pollmann, Karla / Riedweg, Christoph / Schöllgen, Georg / Williams, Rowan / Wischmeyer, Wolfgang

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Volume 17, Issue 2


New Ethiopic Documents for the History of Christian Egypt

Alessandro Bausi
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  • Asien-Afrika-Institut, Abteilung für Afrikanistik und Äthiopistik, Universität Hamburg, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, D-20146 Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Zentrum für Äthiopistik, Alsterterrasse 1, D-20354 Hamburg
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  • Dipartimento di Storia culture religioni, Sapienza Università di Roma, P.le Aldo Moro 5, I-00185 Roma
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Published Online: 2014-03-21 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zac-2013-0012


New documents written in Ethiopic have come to light in a manuscript discovered in Ethiopia in 1999. These documents not only shed important light upon the literary and cultural history of the Aksumite civilization, but are also of great significance for the history of Christianity in Egypt. The collection transmitted by the manuscript includes the Ethiopic version of a lost Greek Historyof the Episcopate of Alexandria, which was formerly known primarily from Latin excerpts transmitted by the Codex Veronensis LX (58), passages by the historian Sozomenus, and other less important witnesses. This paper examines certain features of an apocryphal List of Apostles and Disciples and looks more extensively at the structure of the History, its ideological tendencies, and the lists it preserves of Egyptian bishops appointed by bishops Maximus (264-282), Theonas (282-300?), and Peter (300?-311) of Alexandria.

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Published Online: 2014-03-21

Published in Print: 2013-12-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum / Journal of Ancient Christianity, Volume 17, Issue 2, Pages 215–247, ISSN (Online) 1612-961X, ISSN (Print) 0949-9571, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zac-2013-0012.

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