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 Qawl Anbā Shinūda raʾīs al-mutawaḥḥidīn, waʿẓ wa-taʿlīm li-awlādihi l-ruhbān; Nubuwwat abīnā l-qiddīs Anbā Shinūda

(3,318 words)

Author(s): van Lent, Jos
‘The saying of Abba Shenute, head of the recluses, an admonition and an instruction to his children the monks’; ‘The prophecy of our holy father Abba Shenute’; ‘The apocalypse of Shenute’; ‘The second (Arabic) apocalypse of Shenute’; ‘The prophecies and exhortations of Shenute’; ‘ApocShen II’; ‘ShenII’ The prophecies and exhortations of Pseudo-Shenute Date: The original version may have been composed around 1325-30; slightly reworked at least once c. 1400 Original Language: Arabic Description This early Mamluk-period work, which records an apocalyptic sermon purporte…

 Khabar Dāniyāl al-nabī, lammā aẓharahū li-abīnā Athanāsiyūs baṭriyark al-Iskandariyya, Maymar li-l-qiddīs Athanāsiūs al-baṭriyark, wa-mimmā aʿlamahū bihi Dāniyāl al-nabī fī l-manām

(2,523 words)

Author(s): van Lent, Jos
The message of Daniel the prophet, when he revealed it to our father Athanasius, patriarch of Alexandria (in MS Sinai, Monastery of St Catherine – Ar. 495); The homily of St Athanasius the patriarch and what the prophet Daniel let him know in a dream (in MS Paris, BNF – Ar. 153)The prophecy of Daniel to Athanasius, The second (Arabic) apocalypse of Athanasius, PA ar. II, ApocAth II The prophecy of Daniel to Athanasius Date: Probably between 1095 and 1101 Original Language: Arabic Description This historical apocalypse is only partially edited and is still little known among sch…

 No original title.

(1,184 words)

Author(s): van Lent, Jos
The Apocalypse of Pseudo-ShenuteThe Apocalypse in the Arabic life of Shenute, The first (Arabic) apocalypse of Shenute, The Prophecy of Christ to Shenute, The Vision of Ps.-Shenute, ApocShen I Unknown author Date: Approximately 695 Original Language: Coptic Description This short historical apocalypse is preserved as part of an Arabic and an Ethiopic version of the Life of Shenute, and consists of a prophecy of Christ to this Coptic saint (d. 464) about the end of time. The prophecy includes references to the Sasanian occupation of Egypt (619-29), the…

Unknown author

(71 words)

Author(s): van Lent, Jos
The Prophecy of the nineteen Muslim kings Date of Birth: 8th c. Place of Birth: Unknown, presumably Egypt Date of Death: Early 9th c. Place of Death: Unknown, presumably Egypt Biography Nothing is known of the author of this pseudonymous apocalyptic text beyond what can be gathered from the (reconstructed) text itself Primary Sources of Information Secondary Sources of Information Works on Christian-Muslim Relations Untitled Jos van Lent

The prophecies and exhortations of Pseudo-Shenute

(59 words)

Author(s): van Lent, Jos
Biography Nothing is known of the Coptic Christian author of a pseudonymous apocalyptic sermon beyond what can be gathered from the text itself. Primary Sources of Information Secondary Sources of Information Works on Christian-Muslim Relations Qawl Anbā Shinūda raʾīs al-mutawaḥḥidīn, waʿẓ wa-taʿlīm li-awlādihi l-ruhbān; Nubuwwat abīnā l-qiddīs Anbā Shinūda Jos van Lent

The fourteenth vision of Daniel

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Author(s): van Lent, Jos
Unknown author Date of Birth: Unknown; probably 12th century Place of Birth: Unknown; presumably Egypt Date of Death: Unknown; probably late 12th or early 13th century Place of Death: Unknown; presumably Egypt Biography Nothing is known of the redactor of this pseudonymous apocalyptic text beyond what can be gathered from the text itself: that the author was a Copt, probably a monk, who, sometime after the fall of the Fatimid dynasty, perhaps in the 1170s, ‘updated’ an older apocalyptic text in order to take account of recent Egyptian history. Primary Sources of Information - Secondary S…

 Maqāla li-abīnā l-qiddīs anbā Ṣamuʾīl raʾīs dayr al-Qalamūn …qāla fīhā aqwāl yasīra ʿalā l-umūr allatī yakūnu fī arḍ Miṣr fī mulk al-Hajara l-Aʿrāb.

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Author(s): van Lent, Jos
A discourse by our holy father Abba Samuel, abbot of the Monastery of al-Qalamūn … in which he said a few things about what will take place in the land of Egypt during the rule of the Arab Hagarenes, the Arabs (in MS Vat – Ar. 158)The Apocalypse of Pseudo-Samuel of Qalamūn, The Apocalypse of Samuel of Qalamūn, The Apocalypse of Samuel, ApocSam, Sam, ASQ The Apocalypse of Pseudo-Samuel Date: Unknown; probably10th-11th century, possibly early to mid-11th century Original Language: Coptic Description The Apocalypse of Pseudo-Samuel is most certainly the best known Copto-Arabic apoc…

Testament of our Lord (on the invasions of the Mongols)

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Author(s): van Lent, Jos
Unknown author Date of Birth: Unknown; probably late 13th century Place of Birth: Unknown; Egypt or the Levant Date of Death: Unknown; early to mid-14th century Place of Death: Unknown; Egypt or the Levant Biography Nothing is known of the author of this pseudonymous apocalyptic text beyond what can be gathered from the text itself. Primary Sources of Information Secondary Sources of Information Works on Christian-Muslim Relations Waṣiyyat rabbinā Yasūʿ al-Masīḥ li-tilmīdihī Buṭrus wa-huwa ḥāḍiruhu lammā kāna ṣāʿid ilā l-samāʾ ʿalā Jabal al-Zaytūn al-muqaddas Jos van Lent

Unknown author

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Author(s): van Lent, Jos
The Proto-fourteenth vision of Daniel Date of Birth: 8th c. Place of Birth: Unknown, presumably Egypt Date of Death: 760s or later Place of Death: Unknown, presumably Egypt Biography Nothing is known of the author of this pseudonymous apocalyptic text beyond what can be gathered from the (reconstructed) text itself. Primary Sources of Information -- Secondary Sources of Information -- Works on Christian-Muslim Relations Title unknown Jos van Lent

The Copto-Arabic Sibylline prophecy

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Author(s): van Lent, Jos
Unknown author Date of Birth: Unknown; perhaps 11th century Place of Birth: Unknown; presumably Egypt Date of Death: Unknown; perhaps 12th century Place of Death: Unknown; presumably Egypt Biography Nothing is known of the redactor of this pseudonymous apocalyptic text beyond what can be gathered from the text itself. Primary Sources of Information - Secondary Sources of Information - Works on Christian-Muslim Relations Mukhtaṣar kalām Sibilla l-ḥakīma l-ṭāhira ibnat Hūfalīs (= Harqalīs) raʾs ḥunafāʾ Afasus bi-l-Iskandariyya, wa-huwa taʿbīruhā man…

The Apocalypse of Pseudo-Samuel

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Author(s): van Lent, Jos
Unknown author Date of Birth: Unknown; perhaps middle to late 10th century Place of Birth: Unknown; perhaps in the region of the Fayyūm Date of Death: Unknown; perhaps early to mid-10th century Place of Death: Unknown; but probably at the Monastery of Qalamūn Biography Nothing is known about the Coptic Christian author of this pseudonymous apocalyptic text beyond what can be gathered from the text itself. Primary Sources of Information Secondary Sources of Information Works on Christian-Muslim Relations Maqāla li-abīnā l-qiddīs anbā Ṣamuʾīl raʾīs dayr al-Qalamūn…

The prophecy of Daniel to Athanasius

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Author(s): van Lent, Jos
Unknown author Date of Birth: Unknown; probably mid-11th century Place of Birth: Unknown; presumably Egypt Date of Death: Unknown; late 11th to early 12th century Place of Death: Unknown; presumably Egypt Biography Nothing is known of the author of this pseudonymous apocalyptic text beyond what can be gathered from the text itself: that the author was a Christian, probably a monk, active in the late 11th and early 12th centuries, perhaps in the area called ‘the island of Niqiyūs’ ( jazīra Banī Naṣr), in the western Nile Delta. Primary Sources of Information Secondary Sources of Informa…

 Title unknown

(1,538 words)

Author(s): van Lent, Jos
The Proto-fourteenth vision of DanielProto-14Dan’ Unknown author Date: After 750, perhaps in the 760s Original Language: Coptic Description The Proto-fourteenth vision of Daniel is not extant, but evidence for it is provided by two apocalyptic writings that are probably both recensions of this work. The best-known one is the Fourteenth vision of Daniel, a historical apocalypse added to the biblical Book of Daniel in several bilingual Copto-Arabic manuscripts, and in its extant form probably dating from the late 12th or early 13th century (see CMR 3, pp. 697-703). The other rece…

 Sharḥ risālat al-ab al-qiddīs … anbā Bisantīyūs usquf madīnat Qifṭ

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Author(s): van Lent, Jos
Exposition of the letter of the holy father … Abba Pisentius, bishop of the town of QifṭThe Letter of Pseudo-Pisentius; The Letter of Pisentius; Pseudo-Pisentius of Qift; LetPis; Pis The Letter of Pseudo-Pisentius Date: Unknown; a ‘primitive’ Coptic or Greek recension, now lost, may have been composed around 935-50 Original Language: Coptic Description This apocalyptic sermon is known from a fairly large number of Arabic manuscripts, and in about half of them it is preceded by a version of the Life of Pisentius. It purports to be a pastoral letter addressed by Bishop Pisentiu…

 Untitled

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Author(s): van Lent, Jos
The Prophecy of nineteen Muslim kings in the fourteenth-century Copto-Arabic Prophecies and exhortations of Pseudo-Shenute Unknown author Date: Perhaps between 809 and 813, or shortly afterwards Original Language: Coptic Description This political prophecy is preserved in a fourteenth-century Arabic apocalyptic sermon attributed to the Coptic saint Shenute (see CMR 5), but most of it clearly dates to an earlier period. It deals with a succession of nineteen Muslim ‘kings’ following after the prophet Muḥammad. The kings are …

Unknown author

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Author(s): van Lent, Jos
The Apocalypse of Pseudo-Shenute Date of Birth: 7th century Place of Birth: Unknown, presumably Egypt Date of Death: After c. 695 Place of Death: Unknown, presumably Egypt, possibly at the Monastery of St Shenute (the ‘White Monastery’) Biography Nothing is known of the author of a pseudonymous apocalyptic text beyond what can be gathered from the text itself. Primary Sources of Information   Secondary Sources of Information   Works on Christian-Muslim Relations No original title. Jos van Lent

 Tihorasis mmah ΙΔ / Al-ruʾyā l-rābiʿa ʿāshara

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The fourteenth visionThe fourteenth vision of Daniel, 14Dan,14thVision The fourteenth vision of Daniel Date: Probably late 12th century, perhaps in the 1170s Original Language: Coptic Description The Fourteenth vision of Daniel is a short historical apocalypse added, in several bilingual Copto-Arabic manuscripts, to the biblical Book of Daniel, which in the Coptic miaphysite tradition usually comprises 13 chapters. Most witnesses give a Bohairic Coptic and an Arabic text in parallel columns. It has been thought that the exta…

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Author(s): van Lent, Jos
The Arabic Homily of Pseudo-Theophilus of Alexandria Date of Birth: Unknown, perhaps 7th c. Place of Birth: Unknown, presumably Egypt Date of Death: Unknown, perhaps early 8th c. Place of Death: Unknown, presumably Egypt Biography Nothing is known of the author of this pseudonymous prophetic text beyond what can be gathered from the text itself. Primary Sources of Information -- Secondary Sources of Information -- Works on Christian-Muslim Relations Maymar qālahu al-ab al-mukarram bi-kull nawʿ abīnā anbā Tāʾufīlus baṭriyark al-madīna l-ʿaẓīma l-Iskandar…

 Mukhtaṣar kalām Sibilla l-ḥakīma l-ṭāhira ibnat Hūfalīs (= Harqalīs) raʾs ḥunafāʾ Afasus bi-l-Iskandariyya, wa-huwa taʿbīruhā manāmāt kahana bi-madīnat Rūmiyya allatī raʾawhā fīhā, wa-ʿadaduhum miʾat kāhin

(1,136 words)

Author(s): van Lent, Jos
An abridged account of the words of Sibilla, the wise, the pure, daughter of Heraclius, head of the pagans of Ephesus, in Alexandria, being her interpretation of the dreams of certain priests in the city of Rome which they saw there, and the priests numbered one hundredThe Copto-Arabic Sibylline prophecy; The Arabic Sibylline prophecy, version V; The Oriental Sibylline prophecy Arab. V; Sib. Or. Arab. V The Copto-Arabic Sibylline prophecy Date: Probably late 11th century Original Language: Arabic Description This work is a late recension of the Arabic Sibylline prophecy described in CM…

The Letter of Pseudo-Pisentius

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Author(s): van Lent, Jos
Unknown Author Date of Birth: Unknown, perhaps late 9th to early 10th century Place of Birth: Unknown; presumably Egypt Date of Death: Unknown; perhaps middle to late 10th century Place of Death: Unknown; presumably Egypt, possibly in the region of Qifṭ (Coptos) in Upper Egypt Biography Nothing is known about the Coptic Christian author of this pseudonymous apocalyptic text (or of the redactors of the later recensions) beyond what can be deduced from the extant texts themselves Primary Sources of Information - Secondary Sources of Information - Works on Christian-Muslim Relations
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