Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Horner on-line

My student Mike Heyes found a link to Horner's Coptic New Testament on-line. Vols. 1 and 2 aren't scanned yet, but this is great to be able to have internet access to most of the volumes. This set is extremely difficult to find except in select libraries, and it is the only "critical" edition that I know about, although it needs updating desperately to take into account new manuscripts. I am putting a link to this on my sidebar under Internet Resources.

3 comments:

Test said...

Hello Dr. DeConick,

Considering how rare a skill Coptic is, especially when compared to Koine Greek; I was curious if you could comment on the textual tradition that appears to be evidenced by the Coptic offered at the above link?

Thank You!

kephalaia said...

The links point to www.archive.org. To see all of the volumes available there, including volumes 1 & 2 see:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=horner%20testament%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts

Memra said...

I just found this post, and applaud the interest in Horner "online."

Since I personally know the web master of that site, and why it exists, I would just share this bit of history:

In 2006, a group of students of Biblical Greek became interested in the Coptic version because of its unique rendering of John 1:1c, neunoute pe pSaje, "the Word was divine" or "the Word was a god," in distinction to the traditional reading.

At that point, we diligently searched for a copy of Horner, found it in a university library, and branched out into a study of the entire Coptic New Testament.

Posting Horner on-line was done originally to facilitate our own research. But it is gratifying to know that others find it useful, as well.

Enjoy!!!