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Didymus the Blind

Didymus the Blind’s Commentary on Psalms 26:10–29:2 and 36:1–3 (Tura Papyri)

Lincoln H. Blumell

  • Pages: xv + 210 p.
  • Size:210 x 297 mm
  • Illustrations:22 b/w
  • Language(s):Greek, English
  • Publication Year:2019

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-58370-9
  • Hardback
  • Available

This volume contains a completed edition of Didymus the Blind’s commentary on Psalms 26:10–29:2 and Psalms 36:1–3 that was discovered in Tura in the early 1940s.


Lincoln H. Blumell is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in the Department for the Study of Religion in 2009. He also holds a M.St. from the University of Oxford (Christ Church) and an M.A. and BA (Hons.) from the University of Calgary. His research focus is Christianity in the Roman and Byzantine periods with a special emphasis on Christianity in Egypt and Greek and Coptic papyrology and epigraphy.


In 1984/85 Brigham Young University acquired five folia comprising quinion eight (Pss. 26:10–29:2) and the first bifolium of quire sixteen (Ps. 36:1–3) of Didymus’ psalm commentary; in total this material consists of twenty-two complete pages of Greek text. This volume contains an introduction to these papyri, a transcription (articulated, diplomatic and prosodic), an English translation, as well as notes and commentary, indices and plates. As these papyri have never been published and are the last known portion of Didymus’ commentary on Psalms, they are very important and sure to be of interest to both papyrologists and scholars of early Christianity.