Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Complete Digital Edition and Translation of the Coptic Sahidic Old Testament
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37085 Göttingen

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Current position: Senior Academic Researcher


  • 2005 – 2013: Religious Studies, Laval University, Ph.D.
  • 2003 – 2004: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Babes-Bolyai University, M.A.


  • 2013: Ph.D., Laval University (Canada), thesis supervisor: Paul-Hubert Poirier


  • since 2015: researcher, Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen
  • 2013 – 2014: researcher, Hiob Ludolf Zentrum für Äthiopistik, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg


Fellowships, Awards and Honors (Selected)

  • 2014: “Swenson Family Fellowship in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies,” Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN)
  • 2012: Travel grant offered by the Comparative Oriental Manuscript Studies (COMSt) project (Hamburg University) for attending the Tenth International Congress of Coptic Studies, Rome, September 17–22, 2012

Further Scientific Activities (Selected)

  • since 2012: Collaborator of the project New Contexts for Old Texts: Unorthodox Texts and Monastic Manuscript Culture in Fourth- and Fifth Century Egypt (NEWCONT) (director: Prof. Hugo Lundhaug, Faculty of Theology, Oslo University).
  • since 2010: Board member of Corpus dei manoscritti copti letterari (http://cmcl. it/), a scholarly enterprise developed under the auspices of the Unione Accademica Nazionale – Hiob Ludolf Zentrum, Universität Hamburg – La Sapienza Università di Roma – Istituto Patristico Augustinianum.
  • 2005 – 2009: Member of Groupe de recherche sur le christianisme et l’Antiquité tardive (GRECAT), Faculté de théologie et de sciences religieuses, Université Laval.


0) “The Ethiopic Version of Stephen the Theban’s Sermo asceticus,” Le Muséon 132 (2019) 475–507 (co-authored with Amsalu Tefera).

1) “Coptic Vestiges of Basil of Caesarea’s Asceticon Magnum (CPG 2875),” Vigiliae Christianae 73 (2019) 359–384.

2) “A Bohairic Fragment of the Acts of Matthew in the City of the Priests and other Coptic Fragments from the Genizah of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus,” Le Muséon 131 (2018) 251–277.

3) “Note on the Alleged Arabic Manuscript of the Life of Adam,” Journal of Theological Studies n.s. 69 (2018) 96–100.

4) “Remarks on a Coptic Sahidic Fragment of 3 Kingdoms, Previously Described as an Apocryphon of Solomon,” Journal of Biblical Literature 136 (2017) 57–62 (co-authored with Felix Albrecht).

5) “3–5.2.2 Coptic Translations”, in: A. Lange and E. Tov (eds.), Textual History of the Bible. The Hebrew Bible, Vol. 1B: Pentateuch, Former and Latter Prophets (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2017), 403b–409a sowie "13–17.2.2 Coptic Translations", in A. Lange and E. Tov (eds.), Textual History of the Bible. The Hebrew Bible, Vol. 1C: Writings (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2017), 461b–466a.

6) “An Addition to the Christian-Palestinian Aramaic Literary Corpus: Logos XV of Abba Isaiah of Scetis,” Journal of Semitic Studies 61 (2016) 449–461.

7) “On a Bilingual Copto-Arabic Manuscript of 4 Ezra and the Reception of this Pseudepigraphon in Coptic Literature,” Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 25.1 (2015), 3–22.

8) “The Sahidic Version of Jacob of Serugh’s Memrā on the Ascension of Christ,” Le Muséon 128 (2015), 49–83.

9) “Revisiting the Literary Dossier of Stephen of Thebes: With Preliminary Editions of the Greek Redactions of the Ascetic Commandments,” Adamantius 21 (2015) 301–325.

10) “Coptic Scribes and Manuscripts. Dated and Datable Codices from the Monastery of Apa Shenoute. I: The Codices of the Scribe Victor, the Son of Shenoute (First Half of the 12th Century),” Journal of Coptic Studies 16 (2014), 195–215.