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Zephaniah, Apocalypse of
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A prophecy or apocalypse of Zephaniah (Sophonias) is mentioned in ancient and medieval lists of the Old Testament Apocrypha. A Greek quotation is preserved in Clement of Alexandria’s Stromata (V 11.77); a Coptic text is also preserved in two fragmentary 5th-century manuscripts, one Sahidic, the other Akhmimic. The extant manuscript evidence is insufficient to determine with certainty whether we are dealing with portions of a single work or several works composed under the same name (Diebner, 1158). The Akhmi…

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Wandrey, Irina, “Zephaniah, Apocalypse of”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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