Book Series Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum : Series Biblia Manichaica

The Old Testament in Manichaean Tradition

The Sources in Syriac, Greek, Coptic, Middle Persian, Parthian, Sogdian, New Persian, and Arabic

Nils Arne Pedersen, René Falkenberg, John Møller Larsen, Claudia Leurini

  • Pages: 255 p.
  • Size:210 x 297 mm
  • Language(s):English, Syriac, Greek
  • Publication Year:2017

  • € 95,00 EXCL. VAT RETAIL PRICE
  • ISBN: 978-2-503-57773-9
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BIO

Nils Arne Pedersen, Dr. theol., associate professor in Church History (Aarhus University) and specialist in Manichaeism, Coptic, and Syriac texts.

René Falkenberg, Dr., specialist in New Testament studies and Coptic texts (Manichaeism and Nag Hammadi).

Claudia Leurini, Dr., specialist in Iranian studies, esp. Manichaean texts.

John Møller Larsen, Dr., specialist in Semitic languages (esp. Arabic, Islam, Syriac), Islam, and Manichaeism.

Review(s)

"(...) this first volume of the Biblia Manichaica is (...) a substantial and welcome addition to the Instrumenta Studiorum already available on Manichaeism. It offers a valuable inventory of all explicit, probable, or suspected biblical parallels that can be found in direct or indirect Manichean sources, which is, in itself, quite an accomplishment." (Eric Crégheur, in Review Enoch Seminar, 04/02/2019)

« (…) ce premier volume de la Biblia Manichaica est un ajout substantiel aux instruments de travail de la recherche sur le manichéisme. Il offre un précieux inventaire de tous les parallèles bibliques avérés, probables ou suspectés que l’on peut relever dans les sources manichéennes directes ou indirectes. On ne peut que féliciter l’instigateur du projet de l’avoir mené à terme dans des délais plus que raisonnables.» (Paul-Hubert Poirier, dans Laval théologique et philosophique, 74/2, 2018, p. 307)

The present book addresses a desideratum in the study of Manichaeism and thus constitutes a welcome contribution to scholarship (…) there is much to commend this volume. (Matthew Goff, in Journal of Semitic Studies, 64/2, 2019, p. 628-630)

"Les lecteurs passionnés de la Bible et du manichéisme pourront trouver bien d’autres perles dans ce volume qui est assurément un instrument de travail incontournable." (Flavia Ruani, in Apocrypha 32, 2021, forthcoming)

Summary

Biblia Manichaica is a reference work citing all biblical quotations and allusions in the Manichaean sources as far as they are available in editions. The first volume covers Manichaean texts in Greek, Coptic, Semitic, and Iranian languages. The reference work includes an introductory chapter on the methodology used for detecting quotations and allusions from the Bible.