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Bibil Identifier bibil:249560
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) New Textual Evidence for Jacob of Serugh's Letters: An Analysis and Collation of Five Monastic Miscellanies
Author Forness, Philip Michael
Journal Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Volume: 20, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 51-128 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Jacob of Serugh's letters have received increasing attention as sources for late antique Christianity in the Roman Near East. Although a reliable critical edition appeared in 1937, new manuscript witnesses and the transmission of the corpus await further study. This article focuses on the new textual evidence in five manuscripts that date to the second millennium. These manuscripts reveal a distinct line of transmission of the letters among Syriac Orthodox monastic communities. Four appendices provide an updated list of Syriac manuscripts, identify Arabic translations of the letters, collate new textual evidence, and highlight the correlation among monastic manuscripts.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Jacob of Serugh
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Codicology / Manuscripts
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