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Some Aspects of Volume 8 of Shenoute's Canons<sup>*</sup>

Gawdat Gabra and Hany N. Takla

in Christianity and Monasticism in Upper Egypt

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9789774161223
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970450 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774161223.003.0002
Some Aspects of Volume 8 of Shenoute's Canons*

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The texts of Shenoute's Canon 8 are very hard to understand and often seem to be at the very limit of comprehension. This chapter explores two aspects of Canon 8. First it looks at the manuscript witnesses and their codicological and textual relevance. Second, it analyzes a few of Shenoute's themes, which can serve to guide us through the meanderings of his discourse.

Keywords: Shenoute; Canons; manuscripts; biblical texts

Chapter.  3015 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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