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4.7 Coptic
(872 words)

Part of 4 Ecclesiasticus/Ben Sira

4.7.1 Background and Significance

The Book of Ben Sira is among the more significant scriptures from the Bible transmitted in Coptic. It is translated across a variety of dialects and periods, is relatively well-preserved in the manuscripts, and is employed in the Coptic liturgy through the present day. The translation of Sirach from LXX (4.3) into the Sahidic dialect of Coptic was probably accom…

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M. Burns, Dylan, “4.7 Coptic”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 24 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0204070000>
First published online: 2020

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