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14.14 Arabic
(1,787 words)

Part of 14 Tobit

14.14.1 Background

The book of Tobit shares the fate of several deuterocanonical scriptures in the Arabic tradition. It is usually excluded from early canon lists and translations which begin to be attested only from the fourteenth century onwards (cf. 1.1.10). According to Graf, Arabic speaking Christians might have accepted the book only upon contact with Western Christians, possibly during the Crusades.1 The Coptic scholar Šams al-Riʾāsa …

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Tarras, Peter, “14.14 Arabic”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 22 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0214140000>
First published online: 2020

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