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Bibil Identifier bibil:247946
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Nersēs of Lambron: Commentary on the Dormition of Saint John
Title (English, ) Armenian Text and Annotated Translation
Author Thomson, Robert W.
Series Armenian Texts and Studies (Volume: 1)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 46752
Place 23 "08/14" NER7 Dor
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-34320-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages x Pages
229 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract This is the first translation of the twelfth century Armenian commentary on the death of John the Evangelist as found in the Acts of John. The last section of the apocryphal life of the Evangelist became detached from the whole, and circulated widely in the churches of east and west. The Armenian version was included in service books, Bibles, and collections of saints’ lives. Yet no medieval commentary on that brief text is known in any other language.
Nersēs of Lambron [1153-1198], Archbishop of Tarsus, was a prolific author and an influential player in the ecclesiastical politics of his era. He used this work as a medium for spiritual reflection, and for an exposition of the Armenian tradition as opposed to the theologies of the Greek and Syrian churches.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Apostles / Acts : John : Acts of John
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Armenian
Genres Modern Translation
Last modification 2018-03-06