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Minor Eastern Versions

BRUCE M. METZGER

in The Early Versions of the New Testament

Published in print October 1977 | ISBN: 9780198261704
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682209 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261704.003.0006
Minor Eastern Versions

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This chapter describes the origins, varieties, early manuscripts, and textual affinities of the Arabic version of the New Testament. Arabia comprises the territory west of Mesopotamia, east and south of Syria and Palestine, extending to the isthmus of Suez. When and how and by whom the Gospel was brought to these diverse areas is not known. This chapter also considers other minor Eastern versions of the New Testament such as the Nubian, Persian, Sogdian, and Caucasian Albanian versions.

Keywords: Arabic version; New Testament; Arabia; Gospel; minor Eastern versions; Nubian; Persian; Sogdian; Caucasian Albanian

Chapter.  10897 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies ; Early Christianity

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