GOSPEL OF BARTHOLOMEW

MS 1991
MS Short Title GOSPEL OF BARTHOLOMEW
Text BIBLE: APOCHRYPH: GOSPEL OF BARTHOLOMEW
Description MS in Sahidic on vellum, Egypt, 9th c., 1 partial f., 19x22 cm, 2 columns, (17x18 cm), 20 lines remaining in a clubbed Coptic uncial, 7 2-to-3-line initials in red and black.
Context From a hoard of more than 9000 early Coptic leaves discovered by G. Maspero in 1883 at Deir el-Abiad, the site of the White Monastery near Sohag. Most of the hoard is now in Bibliothèque Nationale, but also in Pierpont Morgan Library, Cambridge University Library and Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.
Provenance 1. White Monastery, Sohag, Egypt (9th -19th c.); 2. Bruce Ferrini, Akron, Ohio (1994); 3. Sam Fogg Rare Books Ltd., London, cat. 16(1995):20.
Commentary The present text is a dialogue between Christ and one or more of the apostles. The Gospel or Revelation or Questions of Bartholomew was probably written in Alexandria in Greek in the 4th c., and translated into Coptic in the 5th or 6th c.
Place of origin Egypt
Dates 9c AD

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