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11.4 Syriac
(3,687 words)

Part of 11 Prayer of Manasseh

11.4.1 Introduction

The Prayer of Manasseh is modeled after biblical prayers of individual lament in terms of both structure and vocabulary. The Prayer of Manasseh itself does not at any point mention Manasseh by name, so it is only attributed to Manasseh. That later tales about biblical characters continued to fill in or expand upon biblical details is common in both Jewish and Christian tradition.1 Like…

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Edward Wright, J., “11.4 Syriac”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 09 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0211040000>
First published online: 2020

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