Joseph Sanzo (Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität, Munich): "A New Edition and Analysis of a Greek-Coptic Bilingual Manuscript from Late Antiquity (P. Berol. 11710)."
The Papyrus Collection of the Oslo University Library and the research project Strengthening Research Capacity in the Papyrus Collection of the Oslo University Library in collaboration with the Norwegian School of Theology
have the pleasure of announcing the seminar
Dr. Joseph E. Sanzo
"A New Edition and Analysis of a Greek-Coptic Bilingual Manuscript from Late Antiquity (P. Berol. 11710)."
This paper revisits questions about the text and function of P. Berol. 11710, a sixth-century CE (or later) papyrus artifact. Specifically, it responds to claims that P. Berol. 11710 was an amulet that preserved an apocryphal Gospel. This paper contends that, while the extant evidence does not definitively imply an amuletic designation in particular, P. Berol. 11710 was most likely designed to play a role in an apotropaic or curative ritual – whether as an applied amulet or as a formulary. With this general apotropaic/curative identification in view, this paper (1) challenges the claim that P. Berol. 11710 preserves an apocryphal gospel and (2) modifies prior reconstructions of its text.
Dr. Joseph E. Sanzo is a postdoctoral fellow in the Distand Worlds Graduate School of the Ludwig-Maximillian-Universität, Munich. His work focuses on the use of the Bible on amulets from late antiquity. He is the author of Scriptural Incipits on Amulets from Late Antique Egypt: Text, Typology, and Theory. Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum/Studies and Texts in Antiquity and Christianity 84 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014).
Please note that the seminar will take place at Georg Morgenstiernes Hus, meeting room n. 452