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Bibil Identifier bibil:227051
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Some Philological Notes on the Mäṣəḥafä ʻƎräfətä läMaryam "Liber Requiei" (LR)
Author Abraha, Tedros
Journal Apocrypha (Volume: 23)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 223-245 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The article deals with the Gǝ’ǝz version of the Liber Requiei (The Book of [ Mary’s ] Rest), the Mäṣǝḥafä ‘Ǝräfǝtä läMaryam. There is little doubt that the Gǝ’ǝz translation was performed on a lost Greek text, an aspect which together with the paucity of witnesses of the Gǝ’ǝz makes this work a privileged research item. The Gǝ’ǝz version of the Liber Requiei is an indispensable avenue for the reconstruction of the lost Greek original, a term of comparison for the Syriac versions that descended from it and an important example of archaic translation practice from Greek into Gǝ’ǝz. The linguistic quality of the Gǝ’ǝz text is so harsh that the work is virtually unknown to the vast majority of Ethiopian church men and scholars. The pioneering edition and Latin version of Victor Arras (upon which two Italian translations were produced) has the merit of unearthing a text which otherwise would have probably fallen into oblivion. A re-edition of the manuscripts with a fresh faithful translation of the Mäṣǝḥafä ‘Ǝräfǝtä läMaryam would be very useful.
DOI 10.1484/J.APOCRA.1.103247
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Mary
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : South-West Semitic : Ethiopic : Ge'ez (Old Ethiopic)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Late Aramaic : Eastern Aramaic : Syriac
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