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Bible, 12: Armenian
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The story of the Armenian Bible is the story of the Christian mission in Armenia, for it was the desire to have the Scriptures in their own language that led Armenians to the invention of a written alphabet. Koriwn’s Life of Mashtots‘ is the main source for the account of the development of the alphabet, which occurred in Syria u…

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Cox, Claude, “Bible, 12: Armenian”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2019

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