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11.7 Coptic
(587 words)

Part of 11 Prayer of Manasseh

The only extant example of the Prayer of Manasseh in Sahidic Coptic, at the same time the oldest example for this text in Coptic, stems from a bilingual Sahidic-Greek manuscript kept in the papyrus collection in Vienna (K 8706; CopSa 16lit).1 The provenance of the papyrus is unknown. The papyrus codex is in a quite fragmentary state and contained apparently only the biblical (Christian) Odes (16). The editors dated the manuscript to the second half of the sixth century C.E. but also the seventh and eighth century C.E. have been proposed.2

While in the later Co…

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Feder, Frank, “11.7 Coptic”, 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_0211070000>
First published online: 2020



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