Book Series Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum : Series Biblia Manichaica

The New Testament Gospels in Manichaean Tradition

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

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

  • Pages: 540 p.
  • Size:210 x 297 mm
  • Language(s):English, Syriac, Greek
  • Publication Year:2020

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-58921-3
  • Hardback
  • Available


« Ce nouveau volume de la « Biblia Manichaica » figurera désormais en première place parmi les instruments de travail auxquels les spécialistes du manichéisme peuvent recourir. On ne peut que remercier les auteurs pour les services qu’ils rendent ainsi aux chercheurs. » (Paul-Hubert Poirier, dans Laval théologique et philosophique , 78/1, 2022, p. 160)

“To summarize, the last two volumes of Biblica Manichaeica provide detailed insights into how Manichaeans used biblical allusions and quotations in their writings (…) Overall, these volumes offer a valuable contribution to scholarship, as they provide empirical evidence to examine and clarify general statements about the centrality of the Bible in Manichaean hagiographical, doctrinal, and liturgical texts.” (Mattias Brand, in Biblioteca Orientalis, LXXX/3-4, 2023, p. 388)


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

René Falkenberg, Dr., associate poofessor in New Testament studies (Aarhus University) and specialist in 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.


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 second volume covers Manichaean texts in Greek, Coptic, Semitic, and Iranian languages. The reference work includes an introductory chapter and appendices on the Manichaean use of the Gospel of Thomas and Diatessaron