Coptic Ministry: updated 6/6/2016

[Elohim] - [Jehovah] - IHc πχc = [God].

Useful Resources
Alt. = Neo-Egyptian

Hebrew O.T., Greek N.T.   English King James Bible.   Arabic Bible, Sudanese Bible.

Bible / Bible
"Coptic and Arabic. (London, 1829)"
http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/008633889   [Info only]

Coptic: Bohairic...
"The term ‘Coptic’ refers to the form of Egyptian in use after the
establishment of Christianity in Egypt during the 3rd century.
Sometimes called Neo-Egyptian, it is a development of Ancient
Egyptian, in use until the 6th century B.C., and its later Hieratic
and Demotic forms.   These long succeeding periods made Coptic
the living language with the longest recorded history.   The few
remaining Coptic speakers succumbed to the Arabic language in
the 17th century.

Coptic was spoken in several dialects.   Scriptures are extant in the
Bohairic (Coastal, Lower Egypt); Fayumic or Bashmuric, Sub-
Achmimic, and Middle Egyptian; and Sahidic and Achmimic
(Upper Egyptian) dialects.   Bohairic, earlier known as Mem-
phitic, was the usage of Alexandria and hence survives as the
ecc.al and lit.al language of the Coptic Church.
However, it appears that Scriptures first appeared (3rd century)
in Sahidic, because Lower Egypt had been Hellenized and the
Greek Scriptures could be used there.   Although considerable
research remains to be done on the Coptic texts, these early
versions cast light on the text used by the early Church.

The Coptic alphabet employs 24 Greek characters and 7 charac-
ters retained from Demotic script.

A number of critical editions of Coptic Biblical manuscripts have
appeared in modern times."
--1000 Tongues   [Info only: Egypt was a hotbed of heresy,
especially at Alexandria.
Heretic Origen tampered with the text of Scripture.]

[Info only: Coptic Character 1716 Mark 1:2 incorrect (нcα{н`}αc).]

Coptic: Sahidic...
"Sahidic Coptic, the Upper Egyptian dialect of Coptic, was spoken
in the Theban (now Luxor) area of Egypt.   The first Coptic
dialect into which Scriptures are thought to have been translated,
the language was extinct by the 10th century."
--1000 Tongues   [Info only]

[Info only: Coptic Character 1911 Mark 1:2 incorrect (нcaIac).]

Bible Studies
**Book: Bible Dictionary (~1840)   Compiled by CHM

Books
**Book: TWICE-BORN MEN (after 1931)   Compiled by Hy. Pickering  
["YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN"  
TRUE CONVERSION RECORDS OF 100 WELL - KNOWN MEN IN ALL RANKS OF LIFE]

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