Book Series Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum : Series Biblia Manichaica

The New Testament Acts, Letters, and Revelation in Manichaean Tradition

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

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

  • Pages: xix + 362 p.
  • Size:210 x 297 mm
  • Language(s):English, Syriac, Greek
  • Publication Year:2022

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-60105-2
  • Hardback
  • Available


“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)


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 third volume of the Biblia Manichaica series continues the two previous volumes, covering Manichaean quotations and allusions of the remaining New Testament; that is, Acts, The Pauline letters, the Letter to the Hebrews, the catholic letters, and Revelation, in Semitic languages, Greek, Coptic, and Iranian languages.