Abu-al-Barakat published two versions of the list of seventy disciples sent out by Jesus. Anton Baumstark presents here the Arabic text, along with a Latin translation, of Barakat’s list that was allegedly translated a non-Greek source.
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Lists containing the identity and activities of the seventy (or seventy-two) disciples sent out by Jesus circulated in various forms throughout early Christianity. As these lists were copied, they were naturally compared and corrected against other known versions of the list. The writings of Abu-al-Barakat contain two versions of this list. Anton Baumstark presents here the Arabic text of one of Barakat’s lists. This version of the list was purportedly compiled from non-Greek sources. In his introduction to the text, Baumstark discusses the influences of the Syrian and Greek traditions and concludes that it demonstrates a strong influence from the Syrian tradition. However, Baumstark also notes that there are many corruptions in the text that lead him to the conclusion that the Vorlage was not a pure representation of the Syrian tradition but was corrected by Coptic sources. Baumstark presents the Arabic text of the list along with a Latin translation.