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Project C01

Transfer of Apocryphal Knowledge through Translation in Ancient Christianity (and Judaism)

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.

A list of publications and events organized by the project can be accessed on the German CRC 980 website.