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9.7 Coptic
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Part of 9 Judith

9.7.1 Background and Manuscript Evidence1

In the Coptic language, the book of Judith can only be read in the Sahidic dialect of Upper Egypt. The Sahidic version is extant in three sources known to the author. The first is CopSa 19 a parchment palimpsest codex, Syriac written on two columns of Coptic. It inhabits the British Library in London under the name Add. 17183,2 having been brought from the Wadī al-Natrun in Egypt, between modern-day Cairo and Alexa…

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M. Burns, Dylan, “9.7 Coptic”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0209070000>
First published online: 2020

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