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16 Appendix: the Odes
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16.1 Introduction

Collections of songs and prayers extracted from their contexts in other biblical books and compiled into anthologies are known as “biblical odes.” The phenomenon is attested in almost every language with Christian literary remains from antiquity and the Middle Ages. This article surveys collections of biblical odes in Greek, Latin, Cop…

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Coogan, Jeremiah, “16 Appendix: the Odes”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 29 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0216000000>
First published online: 2020

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