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4.11 Arabic
(2,860 words)

Part of 4 Ecclesiasticus/Ben Sira

4.11.1 Background

Arabic translations of Ben Sira date back at least to the ninth century C.E. The oldest manuscript witness, manuscript Sinai Ar. 155, belonging to the Septuagint tradition (4.3), was dated to this century on palaeographical grounds. The translation itself exhibits signs of several reworkings, thus possibly indicating the existence of earlier translations. Sti…

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Tarras, Peter, “4.11 Arabic”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0204110000>
First published online: 2020

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