The Book Of Sirach In The Armenian Biblical Tradition

Author: Garegin Hambardzumyan
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110429055
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The extreme complexity of Sirach’s text at times makes it almost impossible to come to one clear conclusion as regards certain issues. There are numerous differences between various translations of this deuterocanonical text. In addition, the Armenian translation, being a textual witness to not one but multiple parent texts, has its own complications. This research provides a sustained theological reading of the Armenian text of Sirach on the basis of Yakob Nalean’s commentary written in the 18th century. At the same time it places a great emphasis on the textual evaluation of the various versions of Sirach in Armenian. In this respect an attempt has been made to display the unique features of the Armenian Sirach within the wider scope of the scholarship of this biblical text. Through a comprehensive linguistic and theological analysis of some major parts of Sirach in Armenian, this study assesses the extent to which this book was in use amongst Armenians throughout the centuries. In particular, the numerous references to Sirach in both Armenian and non-Armenian patristic literature are examined, with the aim of dating the first translations into Armenian and tracing the development of the text in the Armenian medieval schools.

The Embroidered Bible Studies In Biblical Apocrypha And Pseudepigrapha In Honour Of Michael E Stone

Author: Lorenzo DiTommaso
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004357211
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This Festschrift contains original essays in honour of Michael E. Stone on Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, in its broadest sense: apocryphal texts, traditions, and themes from Second-Temple times to the High Middle Ages, in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

The Bible In The Armenian Tradition

Author: Vrej Nersessian
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892366408
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The Bible in the Armenian Tradition provides a concise historical account of the development of the Bible in Armenia and the illustrative traditions that are represented in surviving codices. The author focuses on the origins of the first translations of the Bible into Armenian in the fourth century, which inspired the Armenian alphabet itself. A range of beautiful Armenian Bible manuscripts from collections throughout the world are illustrated in full color and compared with western Bible illuminations. Later printed Armenian Bibles are also examined in detail, revealing fascinating examples of religious differences between the Armenian and the Catholic Christian traditions. This survey of Armenian Bible history is an important reference for biblical scholars and anyone with an interest in the history of Christianity.

A Guide To Early Jewish Texts And Traditions In Christian Transmission

Author: Alexander Kulik
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190863072
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The Jewish culture of the Hellenistic and early Roman periods established a basis for all monotheistic religions, but its main sources have been preserved to a great degree through Christian transmission. This Guide is devoted to problems of preservation, reception, and transformation of Jewish texts and traditions of the Second Temple period in the many Christian milieus from the ancient world to the late medieval era. It approaches this corpus not as an artificial collection of reconstructed texts--a body of hypothetical originals--but rather from the perspective of the preserved materials, examined in their religious, social, and political contexts. It also considers the other, non-Christian, channels of the survival of early Jewish materials, including Rabbinic, Gnostic, Manichaean, and Islamic. This unique project brings together scholars from many different fields in order to map the trajectories of early Jewish texts and traditions among diverse later cultures. It also provides a comprehensive and comparative introduction to this new field of study while bridging the gap between scholars of early Judaism and of medieval Christianity.

Early Christian Life And Thought In Social Context

Author: Mark Harding
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567260941
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Early Christian Life and Thought in Social Context fills a vacuum in current scholarship. While there exist a number of anthologies of sources for students of the New Testament and early Judaism, this book integrates concise explanatory comment on various aspects of the historical and social situation of the early Christians with substantial extracts from early Christian, early Jewish, and Graeco-Roman sources.

Selected Studies In Pseudepigrapha And Apocrypha With Special Reference To The Armenian Tradition

Author: Michael E. Stone
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The Armenian Version Of Daniel

Author: S. Peter Cowe
Editor: Peeters Pub & Booksellers
Size: 13,14 MB
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Apocrypha

Author: Martin Goodman
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199650810
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Newly issued in a series of part volumes, the OBC is now available in an affordable and portable format for the books comprising the Apocrypha. Includes a general introduction to using the Commentary, in addition to an introduction to the study of the Apocrypha.

A Multiform Heritage

Author: Robert A. Kraft
Editor: Duke University Press
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Originally Published by Scholars Press Now Available from Duke University Press