The seemingly hopeless task of restoring the codex was successfully completed a few months later by A. Fackelmann in Vienna. What emerged was the earliest extant original Manichean work written in Greek see Henrichs, a, pp. The restored work comprises fragments of ninety-six leaves from one codex, measuring 4.
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The seemingly hopeless task of restoring the codex was successfully completed a few months later by A. Fackelmann in Vienna. What emerged was the earliest extant original Manichean work written in Greek see Henrichs, a, pp. The restored work comprises fragments of ninety-six leaves from one codex, measuring 4. The original number of leaves in the manuscript can no longer be determined, as the first and last pages are missing.
Each page contains a single column of text, usually twenty-three lines long, written in a minute but clearly legible script. Albert Henrichs and Ludwig Koenen published an initial report on the work , followed by the first edition of the text, in the years This discovery led to their publication of a second edition of the complete codex in , though the volume of commentary on pp.
A concordance to the first edition was published in Cirillo, Concolino Mancino, and Roselli. Because of the great importance of the codex, it immediately became the subject of research by scholars of Manicheism. Aside from numerous interpretive essays by the editors, two symposia in Rende Calabria and Cosenza, in and respectively, have been devoted entirely to the codex. The papers presented at the first were published in by Luigi Cirillo and Amneris Roselli, those presented at the second by Cirillo.
This section, which forms the main portion of the preserved text pp. The final preserved section pp. The codex would thus be a hagiographical treatment of Mani as part of a comprehensive history of the church.
It can therefore be assumed that the title refers to the Manichean belief in a spiritual Mani who only temporarily assumed earthly form. Form and Origin. The Cologne Mani codex is divided into sections, each beginning with a name e. That it was probably originally written in eastern Aramaic Syriac is strongly suggested by a number of linguistic features Henrichs and Koenen, , pp.
This manuscript of the Greek translation has been dated to the 5th century on the basis of paleographic evidence Henrichs and Koenen, , p. The language exhibits many postclassical features and imitates the diction of the Septuagint and the New Testament Henrichs, a, p.
The sources, motifs, and components of the text have been analyzed by Henrichs , using the methods of literary criticism, but as yet the literary function of the codex itself has not been studied. The contents and nature of the presentation suggest that it belonged to a popular genre aimed at a broad circle of readers and listeners.
Literary works of this kind are otherwise unknown in the tradition of eastern Manicheism. Although there are some other texts with comparable hagiographical themes, it is doubtful that there is any other instance in which the transmissions of followers were integrated into continuous, conventionalized hagiographical description Sundermann, , pp.
Importance for Research on Manicheism. The narrative contained in the Cologne Mani codex follows hagiographic convention, in many places based on the pattern of the life of Christ and often incorporating popular themes Henrichs, b, pp. What had previously been known about this legendary figure was not always consistent with the known practices among the baptists Mani knew e.
The justification for describing these baptists as Elkesaites has thus been called into doubt a priori Luttikhuizen, esp. Most scholars regard the testimony of the Cologne Mani codex as credible, with the proviso that the teaching of the founder of a sect can be subject to modification in actual practice among his followers Henrichs and Koenen, , pp.
Dodge, II, p. There is, however, no reason to doubt the assertion in the Cologne Mani Codex that Mani grew up in a Christian-oriented, rather than a Mandean, community Rudolph, , pp.
His earliest teachers were not members of a decidedly anti-Christian sect under strong Persian influence but Jewish Christians who believed in the efficacy of rites and baptism. The Cologne Mani codex is not a dogmatic tract.
Its themes were drawn from fully developed Manichean dogma. Importance for Persian studies. Marie Louise Chaumont reference from P. Henrichs and Koenen , p. Henrichs and Koenen, , p. Haloun and Henning, p. If Mani really appeared during his twenty-sixth year , according to the reconstruction of p.
Bibliography: G. Cameron and A. Cirillo, Elchasai e gli Elchasaiti. Idem, ed. Idem, A. Concolino Mancino, and A. Roselli, Codex Manichaicus Coloniensis. Concordanze, Cosenza, Cirillo and A. Studia Geo Widengren I, Leiden, , pp. Haloun and W. Layton, ed. Sethian Gnosticism, Leiden, , pp. Idem and L. Colon, inv. Klijn and G. Aegyptiaca Treverensia 2, , pp. Idem and C. Abbildungen und diplomatischer Text, Bonn, a.
Kritische Edition aufgrund der von A. Henrichs und L. Koenen besorgten Erstedition, Abh. Papyrologica Coloniensia 14, Opladen, Ger. Luttikhuizen, The Revelation of Elchasai. Bryder, ed. Schmidt and H. Taubes, ed. Cirillo et al. The author is grateful to Dr. VI, Fasc, 1, pp.
The Greek text bears traces that shows it has been colooniensis from an Eastern Aramaic or Old Syriac original. Skip to content Skip to search. Open to the public Book Greek, Ancient to Show 0 manichaiicus libraries Two symposia have been devoted to the codex, and their papers published: Its themes were drawn from fully developed Manichean dogma. Codex Manichaicus Coloniensis: concordanze — A. Concolino Mancini, A. Many emendations and alternate readings were offered in the following decade, and it was found that some of the minute fragments associated with the codex could be successfully incorporated into the body of text. The restored work comprises fragments of ninety-six leaves from one codex, measuring 4.
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