Investiture of Abbaton

Abbaton, angelus mortis

Standard abbreviation: Invest. Abbat.

Other titles: Enthronement of Abbaton

Clavis numbers: CANT 334, CPC 0405, CPG 2530

Category: Pseudo-Apostolic Memoirs

Related literature: Kitāb al-īḍāḥ 9

Status: in progress by Steven Su (York University)

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3.1 Manuscripts and Editions

Budge, Ernest A. W. Coptic Martyrdoms in the Dialect of Upper Egypt. London: British Museum, 1914. (editio princeps of Invest. Abbat., p. 225-48, 474-96.)

3.2 Modern Translations

3.2.1 Dutch

Oussoren, Pieter and Renate Dekker. Buiten de vesting. Een woord-voor-woord vertaling van alle deuterocanonieke en vele apocriefe bijbelboeken. Vught: Skandalon & Plantijn, 2008. (Dutch translation p. 461-72.)

3.2.2 English

Suciu, Alin with Ibrahim Saweros. “The Investiture of Abbaton, the Angel of Death.” Pages 526–54 in New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures. Vol. 1. Edited by Tony Burke and Brent Landau. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2016.

3.2.3 Italian

Erbetta, Mario. Gli apocrifi del Nuovo Testamento. 3 vols. in 4. Turin: Marietti, 1966-1981. (Italian translation in vol. 3:471-81.)

Moraldi, Luigi. Apocrifi del Nuovo Testamento. 3 vols. 2nd ed. Turin: UTET, 1994. (A summary of the text appears in vol. 3:427-30.)

3.3 General Works

Hagen, Joost L. “Ein anderer Kontext für die Berliner und Straßburger ‘Evangelienfragmente.’ Das ‘Evangelium des Erlösers’ und andere ‘Apostelevangelien’ in der koptischen Literatur.” Pages 339-71 in Jesus in apokryphen Evangelienüberlieferungen. Beiträge zu außerkanonischen Jesusüberlieferungen aus verschiedenen Sprach- und Kulturtraditionen. Edited by Jörg Frey and Jens Schröter. WUNT 254. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010.

__________. “The Diaries of the Apostles: ‘Manuscript Find’ and ‘Manuscript Fiction’ in Coptic Homilies and Other Literary Texts.” Pages 349-67 in Coptic Studies on the Threshold of a New Millennium. Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress of Coptic Studies, Leiden, 27 August – 2 September 2000. Edited by Mat Immerzeel and Jacques van der Vliet. OLA 133. Leuven: Peeters, 2004.

Saweros, Ibrahim. “How Does the Copt Die? A Study of the Angel of Death in the Coptic Tradition together with a Critical Edition of the Ninth Chapter of Kitāb al-īḍāḥ attributed to Severus ibn al-Muqaffa‘.” In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Christian Egypt: Thought and Culture in Egypt 284-641 A.D. Cairo 1st-3rd April 2014. Edited by Tarek M. Muhammad (forthcoming).

Suciu, Alin. The Berlin-Strasbourg Apocryphon: A Coptic Apostolic Memoir. WUNT 370. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017.