CRC 980/1: Transfer of Apocryphal Knowledge through Translation in Ancient Christianity (and Judaism) (SP C01)


The project focuses on processes of translation as central techniques of knowledge transfer. The project will examine the transfer and transformation of knowledge in (late) antique translations of apocryphal texts, especially from Greek into Coptic, as it can be observed in finds from the library of Nag Hammadi/Chenoboskion, on the one hand, and the transfer from Greek Christian into Hebrew-Aramaic Jewish Bible commentaries (and back into the source context), on the other. Understanding such processes as forms of negotiation can help to describe impulses and changes of mode more precisely.


Principal Investigators
Markschies, Christoph Prof. Dr. Dres. h. c. (Details) (Ecclesiastical History Specializing in Early History / Patristics)

Participating external organizations

Duration of Project
Start date: 07/2012
End date: 09/2020

Research Areas
Protestant Theology

Research Areas
Ägyptologie, Ältere und Neuere deutsche Literaturwissenschaften, Altorientalistik, Geschichtswissenschaften, Islamwissenschaften, Klassische Philologie, Kunstgeschichte, Medizin- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Religionswissenschaften, Romanische Philologie, Theaterwissenschaften

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