Address of institution

Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Complete Digital Edition and Translation of the Coptic Sahidic Old Testament
Friedländer Weg 11
37085 Göttingen

Tel. +49 (0551) 39-37012


Current position: Senior academic researcher


2005 – 2013

Religious Studies, Laval University, Ph.D.

2003 – 2004

Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Babes-Bolyai University, M.A.



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)


“Swenson Family Fellowship in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies,” Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN)


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. “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.

1. “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.

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

3. “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.

4. “Quotations from the Physiologus in a Homily of the Coptic Holy Week Lectionary,” in D. Atanassova – T. Chronz (eds.), ΣΥΝΑΞΙΣ ΚΑΘΟΛΙΚΗ. Beiträge zu Gottesdienst und Geschichte der fünf altkirchlichen Patriarchate für Heinzgerd Brakmann zum 70. Geburtstag (Orientalia – Patristica – Oecumenica, 6,1: Vienna – Berlin: Lit Verlag, 2014), 677–689.

5. “A Coptic Fragment from the History of Joseph the Carpenter in the Collection of Duke University Library,” Harvard Theological Review 106:1 (2013), 93–104.

6. “‘Me, This Wretched Sinner’: A Coptic Fragment from the Vision of Theophilus Concerning the Flight of the Holy Family to Egypt,” Vigiliae Christianae 67 (2013), 436–450.

7. “Ps.-Theophili Alexandrini Sermo de Cruce et Latrone. Edition of Pierpont Morgan M595 with Parallels and Translation,” Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum – Journal of Ancient Christianity 16 (2012), 181–225.

8. “Coptic Biblical Fragments in the Possession of the Trinity College in Dublin,” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 183 (2012), 101–107.

9. with E. Thomassen, “An Unknown ‘Apocryphal’ Text from the White Monastery,” in P. Buzi – A. Camplani (eds.), Christianity in Egypt: Literary Production and Intellectual Trends. Studies in Honor of Tito Orlandi (Studia Ephemeridis ‘Augustinianum,’ 125; Rome: Istituto Patristico Augustinianum, 2011), 477–499.

10. “The Borgian Coptic Manuscripts in Naples: Supplementary Identifications and Notes to a Recently Published Catalogue,” Orientalia Christiana Periodica 77 (2011), 299–325.

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