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2.5.2 Coptic Translations

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Author(s): Nagel, Peter
Part of 2 Pentateuch - 2.5 Secondary Translations BackgroundThe Coptic translations of the Pentateuch have lxx (2.4.1) as their base text and can be dated back to the early fourth century c.e. Together with the translation of the texts, the titles of each of the books were transcribed: ⲧ-ⲅⲉⲛⲉⲥⲓⲥ “Genesis,” ⲧ-ⲉⲝⲟⲇⲟⲥ “Exodus,” ⲡ-ⲗⲉⲩⲉⲓⲧⲓⲕⲟⲛ “Leviticus,” ⲛ-ⲁⲣⲓⲑⲙⲟⲥ “[The book of] Numbers,” ⲡ-ⲇⲉⲩⲧⲉⲣⲟⲛⲟⲙⲓⲟⲛ “Deuteronomy” often with the addition “of Moses (the prophet).” The collective term Pentateuch was unknown among the Cop…
Date: 2020-03-17

10.4.2 Coptic Translations

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Author(s): Nagel, Peter
Part of 10 Psalms - 10.4 Secondary Translations Background and Text TransmissionThe Coptic Psalter is a translation of the Greek Septuagint Psalter (10.3.1) and not of mt-Ps (10.2.2). The numbering of the Coptic Psalms follows lxx.1 All Coptic versions, like lxx, include the “apocryphal” Psalm 151. The Psalter was the most used and widespread book of the bible in the Coptic churches and monasteries,2 and is attested in four dialects of Coptic: Sahidic, Bohairic, Middle Egyptian (Mesokemic), and Fayyumic, although in a quite different manner. In the …
Date: 2020-03-17