Following on from 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: AL9200A

Unit status: Approved (Major revision)

Points: 24.0

Unit level: Postgraduate Elective

Unit discipline: Languages

Proposing College: St Athanasius College

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Learning outcomes


Recognize and memorize advanced Coptic Bohairic vocabulary


Compare the differences between Bohairic and Sahidic dialects within the same text


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


Integrate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary in reading and/or writing simple Coptic Bohairic texts


Lectures, classroom discussion, guided reading from set texts, additional reading resources and notes

Indicative Bibliography

  • Crum, W. E. A Coptic Dictionary. Oxford: New York: Oxford University Press, 1990. (recommended for purchase)
  • 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. The book of Annual Psalmody according to the Coptic Church, Cairo 1991.
  • Mallon, Alexis, and Boulos Ayad. Coptic Grammar = Grammaire Copte. Boulder, Colo.: Boulos Ayad, 2004. (recommended for purchase)


Type Description Word count Weight (%)
Written Examination

Invigilated Exam 2 hours

0 30.0
Written Examination

Invigilated Exam 1.5 hours

0 20.0

Written Assessment Task – Exercises 4000 words

4000 50.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 30 Sep, 2019

Unit record last updated: 2021-06-07 08:43:49 +1000