Georg Graf publishes a German translation, accompanied by translation notes, of an Arabic poenitentiale text that is a collection of previous material. Graf also provides an introduction to the text in which he discusses source materials and their relationship.
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-951-1 Publication Status: In Print Publication Date: Mar 23,2010 Interior Color: Black Trim Size: 6 x 9 Page Count: 28 Language: German ISBN: 978-1-60724-951-1 Price: $36.00 Your price: $21.60
Throughout early and medieval Christianity, it was common for similar works to be collected and reproduced as one work. Such is the case with the poenitentiale text, preserved in Arabic, which is the subject of the present essay. Georg Graf introduces the monastic text found in Codex Vaticanus arabicus 162, and he provides a German translation accompanied by critical notations regarding translation decisions. In his introduction, Graf notes that this text is a collection of previous works, and he offers a discussion of the source texts for this material, which includes canons attributed to monks by the name of John and Theodore. Graf also provides a brief explanation for the developing tradition that brought these texts together.