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Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Digital Edition and Critical Evaluation of the Coptic Holy Week Lectionary
Friedländer Weg 11
37085 Göttingen

Tel. +49 (0551) 39-37018

E-mail: lina.elhage-mensching@adwgoe.de

Current position: Research associate


  • 2016 – 2018: Egyptology and Coptic Studies/Religious Studies in Göttingen
  • 2013 – 2018: Ancient Cultures in Göttingen
  • 1974 – 1978: Architecture in Beirut, Lebanon and Nancy, France


  • 2018: M.A. in Egyptology and Coptic Studies, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, with distinction
  • 2016: B.A. in Ancient Cultures, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, with distinction
  • 1978: Certificat d’études architecturales, Ecole d’architecture de Nancy


  • since 2022: Research associate, Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities
  • 2016 – 2018: Research assistant, Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities


  • Member of the Society of Oriental Liturgy (SOL)
  • Member of the International Association for Coptic Studies (IACS)
  • Member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC)
  • since 1990: Translator and Conference Interpreter (French, English, Greek, Arabic)
  • 1992 – 1996: Teacher of translation techniques, Centre d’études francophones C.F.E.S, Thessaloniki, Greece


  • “The Arabic Bible in the new DFG project “Digital Edition and Critical Evaluation of the Coptic Holy Week Lectionary.” In: Biblia Arabicahttps://biblia-arabica.com/the-arabic-bible-in-the-new-dfg-project-digital-edition-and-critical-evaluation-of-the-coptic-holy-week-lectionary/, 6 June 2022.
  • “The Herrnhuter Brethren in Search of Ethiopian Christianity: A Letter to Abuna Johannes III of Abyssinia (1756).” In: Tamcke, Martin/Paulau, Stanislau (eds), Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity in a Global Context: Entanglements and Disconnections. Leiden 2022, 122–141.
  • “Interaction between the Protestant Herrnhut Brethren and Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt in the Eighteenth Century.” In: The Theological Review of the Near East School of Theology 42 (2021), 121–136.
  • “The Praises in the Psalmody for the Month of Kiahk attributed to Pope Mark. Partial edition of Ms. Cairo, CM 292.” In: Schlarb, Egbert (ed.), Den Orient erforschen, mit Orthodoxen leben. Festschrift für Martin Tamcke zum Ende seiner aktiven Dienstzeit. Wiesbaden 2021, 165–177.
  • “Elements of the Maronite Christian Tradition in the Works of Gibran Khalil Gibran.” In: Tamcke, Martin/Schlarb, Egbert (eds), Überleben, Pilgern, Begegnen im orientalischen Christentum, Festschrift für Wolfgang Hage zum 85. Geburtstag. Wiesbaden 2020, 221–236.
  • Pope Mark VII. Arabic Letters to Count von Zinzendorf and Yohannes III, Metropolitan of Abyssinia, with the ‘Sermon on the True Faith’ in an Appendix, Baden-Baden 2020.
  • “The Arabic Pen Trial in the Sahidic Holy Week Lectionary of the Bodleian Library.” In: Journal of Coptic Studies 22 (2020), 69–93.
  • “Wie kommt man nach Äthiopien? Patriarch Markos VII. (r.1745–1769), Abuna Johannes III. (r. 1747–1761) und Ireneos Hocker (1713–1782).” In: Tamcke, Martin/Behlmer, Heike (eds), Imaginiert und real, erschaut und erdacht: Literarische Werke von und über Christen in Ägypten, Wiesbaden 2017, 79–88.