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10.4.2 Coptic Translations
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Part of 10 Psalms - 10.4 Secondary Translations Background and Text Transmission

The Coptic Psalter is a translation of the Greek Septuagint Psalter (10.3.1) and not of mt-Ps (10.2.2). The numbering of the Coptic Psalms follows lxx.1 All Coptic versions, like lxx, include the “apocryphal” Psalm 151. The Psalter was the most used and widespread book of the bible in the Coptic churches and monasteries,2 and is attested in four dialects of Co…

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Nagel, Peter, “10.4.2 Coptic Translations”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 04 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0010040200>
First published online: 2020

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