Claim: Melito of Sardis' De Baptismo Discovered

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Claim: Melito of Sardis' De Baptismo Discovered

Post by Secret Alias » Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:06 am

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Re: Claim: Melito of Sardis' De Baptismo Discovered

Post by Roger Pearse » Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:18 pm

Deeply marvellous - a new 2nd century patristic text!!! Alin has been sifting through patristic Coptic papyri for a number of years now, and deserves every bit of reward for so doing. Let us hope that it holds up.

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Re: Claim: Melito of Sardis' De Baptismo Discovered

Post by StephenGoranson » Wed Mar 16, 2016 2:15 am

Yes, apparently, an impressive find! In a comment on his blog he adds some tantalizing further information: "...the Coptic manuscript has ca. 16 pages. In addition to these, there are some previously neglected fragments in Greek."

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Re: Claim: Melito of Sardis' De Baptismo Discovered

Post by Peter Kirby » Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:15 pm

I may have to update my page on the "Fragments of Melito of Sardis." Good news!
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Re: Claim: Melito of Sardis' De Baptismo Discovered

Post by rakovsky » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:08 pm

Do people think it's the same work?

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