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Bibil Identifier bibil:207241
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Quotations from Patristic Writings and References to Early Christian Literature in the Books of St. Yared
Author Abraha, Tedros
Journal Le Muséon (Volume: 122, Issue: 3-4)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 331-404 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The main purpose of this article is to enhance the discussion on the role of the Church Fathers and of early Christian literature in the formation of the books attributed to St. Yared (6th cent.), a historical figure, who according to the tradition of the Ethiopian Orthodox Täwaḥədo Church is the father of its hymnary and sacred chant. Yared is also acclaimed as the first native author of Gə'əz literature. From this preliminary study it has been possible to establish that in the Yaredian corpus there are explicit and implicit quotations from the writings of the Church Fathers. Elements from early Christian literature too have been detected. The paper has not dealt with, in detail, the history of the transmission of the quotations, allusions and of the other material taken into consideration. Nonetheless, having the texts alongside their sources, paves the way to carry on with an in-depth search for their Vorlage. Interesting clues have been encountered along the way that permit for a glimpse of Yaredian biblical hermeneutics.
DOI DOI:10.2143/MUS.122.3.2045875
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ethiopia : Literature
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Periods : Sixth Century and beyond
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Antiquity (-> 7th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Christology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers)
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