BILABEL (1888-1948)

A German papyrologist. He was a professor at Heidelberg and edited nearly 150 papyri, including Coptic and papyri, publishing Griechische, koptische und arabische Texte zur Religion und religiösen Literatur in Ägyptens Spätzeit, with A. Grohmann (Heidelberg, 1934) and Urkunden aus dem bischöflichen Archiv von in Ägypten (Heidelberg, 1935). He also wrote many articles on Coptic ostraca (see Aegyptus 2, 1921, pp. 586-88, and 13, 1933, pp. 555-62).


  • Dawson, W. R., and E. P. Uphill. Who Was Who in Egyptology. London, 1972.
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