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10.5 Ethiopic Books of Maccabees (Mäqabǝyan)
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Part of 10 Maccabees

10.5.1 Nature and Significance

To the extent that scholars have been able to speak of a “canon” of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, they have often highlighted its size, since it contains several books not found in other Christian canonical traditions (1.1.5).1 Among the books in the Ethiopian biblical tradition, the መቃብያን (Mäqabǝyan “Maccabees”) stand out as the …

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Binyam, Yonatan, “10.5 Ethiopic Books of Maccabees (Mäqabǝyan)”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0210050000>
First published online: 2020

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