that now deposited in the ' Salle des Manuscrits,' will be of great service.
It enumerates in all 153 MSS.
Last winter a sale was held of E. de Btjstafjaell's Egyptian antiquities,
and a catalogue with interesting plates issued.'5 PI. ix. shows a stele
with two orantes, pll. xxi, xxiv a number of embroideries. Another stele
was sold, whereon is commemorated a priest of the icaOoXiicri (v. P.S.B.A.
xxvii, 171) of Moonde, i.e. Mehendi in Nubia.
The late Th. Bent held the not improbable opinion that the older
Abyssinian churches would preserve, not only ancient Ethiopic, but also
Coptic books. It may be noted that Elemming, who was the literary
expert with the recent German mission, thinks all such hopes should be
abandoned :76 nothing of the sort is now to be met with, at any rate, above
In so far as Nubian was but an offshoot of Coptic Christianity, we may
here record the very important fact of MSS. in the Nubian language
having at length come to light." They show, according to Schafee,
already a specialist in matters Nubian, parts of a lectionary, differing at
least from the Bohairic, and an apocryphal hymn in honour of the Cross,
probably not earlier than the 5th century.
W. E. Ceum.
1 Joum. Theol. Stud. 1906, 67.
2 Vienna Acad., Sitzb., Bd. 155 (1).
3 Septuaginta-Studien,% 1907.
4 Preuss. Jahrb. 1907, 424.
6 Biblische Z. iv, 386.
6 Gesch. d. Ntestl. Kanons, 1. Teil, Leipzig, 1907.
6' Die Schriften d. N. Test, i, 1906.
7 Berlin Acad., Sitzb. 1907,154.
8 Rev. Or. Chr. 1906, 301.
9 Joum. Theol. Stud, viii, 240.
10 The Times, 20, via, 1907 ('New Sayings of Christ').
11 Liter. Rundschau, 1906, Nr. 12.
u* Rev. of Theol. and Philos. i.
12 Rev. Or. Chr. 1906, 311.
13 Ae,j. Z. xliii, 152.
14 Rev. Or. Chr. 1906, 251.
16 Greek Papyri in Brit. IIus., vol. iii, 284.
10 Z.fiir Wiss. Tlwol. 1907, 149.
" CEuvres de Schenoudi, i (1), Paris, 1907.
18 Joum. Theol. Stud, viii, 85.