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Bibil Identifier bibil:217760
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) From 'God' (ΘΕΟΣ) to 'God' (ΝΟΥΤΕ): A New Discussion and Proposal Regarding John 1:1c and the Sahidic Coptic Version of the New Testament
Author Wright, Brian J.
Author Ricchuiti, Tim
Journal The Journal of Theological Studies (Volume: 62, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 494-512 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Due to the antiquity of the Sahidic Coptic version of the New Testament among early versions of the New Testament, it is a significant resource for New Testament textual criticism, reception history, and the history of interpretation. This article explores the manner in which the Sahidic Coptic version translates the anarthrous nominative singular (AnNS) θεός, and its effect on a key passage regarding the understanding of Jesus’ divinity. It does so by answering two distinct but related questions: (1) Did the Sahidic Coptic translators uniformly translate the AnNS θεός? (2) How can the assessment of the Sahidic Coptic translation pattern inform the discussion of the history, transcription, and translation of John 1:1c?
DOI 10.1093/jts/flr080
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism : Ancient Versions : Coptic Versions : Sahidic Version : Manuscripts
Pericopes John 1,1
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