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Bibil Identifier bibil:221011
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Deux anciens manuscrits syriaques d’œuvres apocryphes dans le nouveau fonds de Sainte-Catherine du Sinaï
Title (French, ) La Vie de la Vierge et Les actes d'André et Mathias
Author Desreumaux, Alain
Journal Apocrypha (Volume: 20)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language French
Pages 115-136 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In the recent catalog of Syriac mss (Aramaic and Melkite) of the new Sinai fund, there is a description of folios containing two apocryphal works. The ms. M26N contains a translated text of the Gospel of James, who turns out to be a part of a Life of the Virgin to be followed in the ms. Göttingen Syr. 10. This article reconstructs the original ms., by attaching also the ms. Sinai syr. Sp 8 and performs a first comparison with other known mss of the ancient tradition of the Life of the Virgin. The discovery leads to conclude that all known ancient Syriac manuscripts (fifth-sixth centuries) of this work demonstrated the existence of a History of the Virgin from her birth to her funeral. On the other hand, mss M8N and M32N prove to be 11 folios (dated to the seventh-eighth century?) of a ms. of the Acts of Andrew and Matthias in the City of the Man-eaters also known by 16 other mss. The edited passages are the Syriac version of a Greek text similar to the one published by Briggs. The comparison with the ms. Syriac (tenth century) of the text (edited by Wright) shows that the new fragments of Sinai are a different version, closer to the text of Bonnet.
DOI 10.1484/J.APOCRA.1.102088
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Infancy Gospels : Protevangelium of James / Birth of Mary
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Mary : Lives of the Virgin
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Apostles / Acts : Andrew : Acts of Andrew and Matthias among the Cannibals
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