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Bibil Identifier bibil:216502
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) An Arabic Scholion to Genesis 9:18–21 (Noah’s Drunkenness) Attributed to Philoxenos of Mabbug
Author McCollum, Adam C.
Journal Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Volume: 13, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 125-148 Pages
Genre Original
Notes 24 pages.
Abstract Among the scholia of an Arabic catena to Genesis published by P. de Lagarde in 1867 is an explanation of Gen 9:18–21 attributed to Philoxenos of Mabbug. This short passage is the subject of the present study. After a brief survey of the biblical text in question according to various Arabic versions, it will be shown that there is very little to commend its Philoxenian authenticity, while it clearly echoes an interpretation found in Ephrem’s Commentary on Genesis. In addition, two other related passages (one with a new interpretation) in Ephrem are brought to the discussion, and the scholion’s similarity and difference to Jewish traditions recorded in the Targums, Bereshit Rabba, and Midrash Tanhuma (Buber) are also pointed out.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Philoxenus of Mabbug
Pericopes Genesis 9,18-9,21
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