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Isaiah, Ascension of
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Only a section of this ancient Christian work survives in Greek (no doubt the language of the original) in a papyrus from the 5th or 6th century CE (P.Amherst 1). The full text is only extant in an ancient Ge’ez (classical Ethiopic) translation known through nine manuscripts. Two fragments of an ancient Latin translation used by “Arians” were found in the inferior writing (5th or 6th cent. CE) of the palimpsest Codex Vaticanus Latinus 5750. Several small fragments …

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Norelli, Enrico, “Isaiah, Ascension of”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 27 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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