Prof. Heike Behlmer

Sessional Lecturer in Ancient Languages (Coptic)



Prof. Behlmer is the director of the Department of Egyptology and Coptology at the University of Göttingen in Germany, and the Chair of the “Digital Edition of the Coptic Old Testament Project”, a long-term project funded by the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. This significant and pioneering project aims to provide a complete documentation of the manuscript evidence of the Old Testament in Coptic, digital editions of all Coptic Old Testament manuscripts, corpus-linguistic analyses and translations into English, German, and Arabic. Prof. Behlmer is an internationally renowned Coptic philologist and Shenoutean scholar. Her research interests also include Egyptian monasticism, Coptic Literature, Digital Coptology, Gender Studies, History of Egyptology and Coptic Studies.


  • PhD – University of Göttingen

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