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21.9 Syriac Church Fathers
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Part of 21 The Biblical Text as Attested in Ancient Literature

The study of the Old Testament as preserved in Syriac Christian literature refers to two kinds of texts, complete versions and secondary quotations. The full versions are the translations and adaptations of the Old Testament into Syriac, including Philoxenus’ revised version (1.4.4) from the beginning of the sixth century c.e., Paul of Tella’s Syro-Hexapla (1.4.5) from the beginning of the seventh century c.e., and Jacob of Edessa’s version (1.4.6) from the beginning of the eighth century c.e. These texts are based on …

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Monnickendam, Yifat, “21.9 Syriac Church Fathers”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 21 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0021090000>
First published online: 2020

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