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Patrick Andrist, Université de Fribourg, Summer Fellow 2012

Critical Edition with Commentary of the Dialogue of Athanasius and Zacchaeus

In recent years, the Dialogue of Athanasius and Zacchaeus (CPG 2301) has attracted great attention from the scholarly community because of its historical importance. This contra Iudaeos text, composed in Greek in Egypt, probably between 384 and 388, is a crucial witness to the early history of the relationships between Christians and Jews. In addition, it is one of the very few texts written by an Apollinarian author that have been preserved. It also uses the lost report of an early pilgrimage in the area of Jerusalem, and is one of only two (indirect) witnesses to the disputed lost source TAZ that it shares with the Dialogue of Timothy and Aquila (CPG 7794), and is most improbably identified by some with the Dialogue of Jason and Papiscus (CPG 1101). Yet, so far, the original Greek text is available only in the edition of Conybeare (1898), which is uncritical and, therefore, unreliable. I am preparing a new Greek edition of this text, based on the four extant Greek manuscripts and the Armenian tradition, and which will be published in the Corpus Christianorum Series Graeca. I revised the apparatus and gathered more material for the future commentary.

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