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4.8 Armenian
(3,086 words)

Part of 4 Ecclesiasticus/Ben Sira

4.8.1 Background

In the extant Armenian manuscripts of Ben Sira, the name of the book appears in five variants, with Imastowt‛iwn Yeswuay Ordwoy Sirak‛ay “Wisdom of Jesus Son of Sirach” being the most prevalent of the long titles, and Սիրաք “Sirach” of the shorter variants.

As identified by Herkenne1 and Ziegler,2 ther…

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Hambardzumyan, Garegin, “4.8 Armenian”, 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_0204080000>
First published online: 2020

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