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Bibil Identifier bibil:223900
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) "David sang about him": A Coptic Psalms Testimonia Collection
Author Albl, Martin C.
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 66, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 398-425 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study analyzes a fragmentary Coptic Psalms Testimonia collection (CPT), published by Charles W. Hedrick in 2006. The text lists approximately 30 events from Jesus' life; each event is paired with a Psalms quotation understood as a prophetic witness (testimonium) to that event. The collection is creedally structured, focusing on Jesus' birth, his passion and death, and his resurrection, ascension, and heavenly enthronement. This study situates each of the CPT's events and Testimonia in the context of early Christian Testimonia literature, noting especially close connections with catechetical works such as Rufinus' Commentary on the Apostolic Creed. Of special interest is the CPT's quotation of Christian additions to Ps 96:10 (“on the wood“) and to Ps 51:7 (“by the blood of the wood“). Its likely life-setting is the catechesis of fifth-century Egyptian monasticism.
DOI 10.1163/157007212X613429
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Testimonia
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Psalms
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Typology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Textual Criticism
Pericopes Psalms 96,10
Psalms 51,9
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