Following on from AL1200A Coptic Language Bohairic I, this unit will enable students to read and understand, after the completion of two semesters, texts in Bohairic Coptic. Building upon basic skills acquired in the previous unit of study, this unit presents the further grammatical material and vocabulary necessary to be able to read and translate from Bohairic Coptic to English and vice versa.

Unit code: AL2200A

Unit status: Approved (New unit)

Points: 18.0

Unit level: Undergraduate Level 2

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning outcomes


Recognize and memorize advanced Coptic Bohairic vocabulary


Explore differences between Coptic dialects


Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the morphology and syntax of the Coptic language


Read and translate New Testament Coptic Bohairic texts

Unit sequence

AL1200A Coptic Language: Bohairic I


Lectures and seminars

Indicative Bibliography

  • = set texts recommended for purchase

  • Crum, W. E. A *Coptic Dictionary. Oxford: New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

  • Daoud, Mouawad. A Coptic Dictionary, Coptic-Arabic, 2ed. Edition, Cairo 2000.

  • Horner, G. The Coptic Version of the New Testament in the Northern Dialect. 4 vols. London,: Clarendon Press, 1969.

  • Labib, Qladius., ed. T*he book of Annual Psalmody according to the Coptic Church*, Cairo 1991.

  • Mallon, Alexis, and Boulos Ayad Ayad. *Coptic Grammar = Grammaire Copte. Boulder, Colo: Boulos Ayad Ayad, 2004.


Type Description Word count Weight (%)

Invigilated Exam Exam (1 Hour)

0 30.0

6 x short reading and written translation exercises – equivalent of 2000 words

0 40.0
Written Examination

Invigilated Exam (1 Hour)

0 30.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2017

Unit record last updated: 2020-12-11 10:16:20 +1100