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9.6 Ethiopic
(1,885 words)

Part of 9 Judith

9.6.1 Background

Apparently not long after the conversion of King Ezana (ca. 335 C.E.), Christian literature began to be translated from Greek into Gəʿəz, the ancient language of Aksum (Ethiopia; I. As a result, Judith has been a part of the Ethiopian scriptures for nearly seventeen centuries. Unfortunately, the ori…

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Niccum, Curt, “9.6 Ethiopic”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 06 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0209060000>
First published online: 2020

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