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Epiphanius von Salamis, Über die zwölf Steine im hohepriesterlichen Brustschild (De duodecim gemmis rationalis)


nach dem <i>Codex Vaticanus Borgianus Armenus</i> 31 herausgegeben und übersetzt


At the request of Diodorus, bishop of Tyre, Epiphanius of Salamis produced this exegetical treatise on the gemstones in the High Priest's breastplate. The oldest Christian work on gemstones, the the author deals with the stones according to their appearance and their medical benefit as well as their attribution to the twelve tribes based on Christian exegesis. Only extracts of this work are preserved in Greek. This volume provides the important – but hereto unconsidered – Armenian text with a German translation and commentarial annotations, as well as an English introduction.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0279-8
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Publication Date: May 7,2014
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 148
Languages: German, Armenian
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0279-8
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Die Frage des Bischofs Diodor von Tyrus nach den Edelsteinen im Brustschild des jüdischen Hohepriesters beantwortet sein Amtskollege Epiphanius von Salamis mit einer umfangreichen Schrift. Sie ist das älteste christliche Buch zur Edelsteinkunde. In ihr behandelt der Autor die Eigenschaften der Steine nach Aussehen und Heilwirkung sowie ihre Zuordnung zu den zwölf Stämmen Israels in christlicher Auslegung. Griechisch ist die Schrift nur in Auszügen erhalten. Der vorliegende Band bietet den Text des wesentlichen – gleichwohl bislang unberücksichtigten – armenischen Textzeugen, versehen mit einer deutschen Übersetzung und kommentierenden Anmerkungen. Er mag als Vorarbeit für die weitere, sowohl editorische als auch inhaltliche, Erschließung jener spannenden Schrift verstanden werden.

At the request of Diodorus, bishop of Tyre, Epiphanius of Salamis produced a comprehensive treatise on the stones in the High Priest's breastplate, which is the oldest Christian book on gemstones. The author deals with the stones according to their appearance and their healing powers, as well as their attribution to the twelve tribes from a Christian point of view. Only extracts of this work are preserved in Greek. This volume provides the most important – but hitherto neglected – Armenian witness with an annotated German translation, as well as an English introduction.

»Felix Albrecht und Arthur Manukyan legen eine hervorragende Edition eines weitgehend unbekannten und vernachlässigten Textes vor, die die große Gelehrsamkeit und den Fleiß des Epiphanius belegt. Damit ist ein zentraler Beitrag zum besseren Verständnis dieses spätantiken Autors und seines Um- feldes vorgelegt worden.«

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph Markschies (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin)

Die Frage des Bischofs Diodor von Tyrus nach den Edelsteinen im Brustschild des jüdischen Hohepriesters beantwortet sein Amtskollege Epiphanius von Salamis mit einer umfangreichen Schrift. Sie ist das älteste christliche Buch zur Edelsteinkunde. In ihr behandelt der Autor die Eigenschaften der Steine nach Aussehen und Heilwirkung sowie ihre Zuordnung zu den zwölf Stämmen Israels in christlicher Auslegung. Griechisch ist die Schrift nur in Auszügen erhalten. Der vorliegende Band bietet den Text des wesentlichen – gleichwohl bislang unberücksichtigten – armenischen Textzeugen, versehen mit einer deutschen Übersetzung und kommentierenden Anmerkungen. Er mag als Vorarbeit für die weitere, sowohl editorische als auch inhaltliche, Erschließung jener spannenden Schrift verstanden werden.

At the request of Diodorus, bishop of Tyre, Epiphanius of Salamis produced a comprehensive treatise on the stones in the High Priest's breastplate, which is the oldest Christian book on gemstones. The author deals with the stones according to their appearance and their healing powers, as well as their attribution to the twelve tribes from a Christian point of view. Only extracts of this work are preserved in Greek. This volume provides the most important – but hitherto neglected – Armenian witness with an annotated German translation, as well as an English introduction.

»Felix Albrecht und Arthur Manukyan legen eine hervorragende Edition eines weitgehend unbekannten und vernachlässigten Textes vor, die die große Gelehrsamkeit und den Fleiß des Epiphanius belegt. Damit ist ein zentraler Beitrag zum besseren Verständnis dieses spätantiken Autors und seines Um- feldes vorgelegt worden.«

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph Markschies (Humboldt-Universität, Berlin)

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  • Inhalt (page 5)
  • Introduction (page 7)
    • The Author and His Work (page 8)
    • Structure and Content of the Writing (page 9)
    • On the Textual Transmission (page 13)
    • Codex Vaticanus Borgianus Armenus 31 (page 16)
  • Einleitung (page 19)
    • Der Autor un sein Werk (page 20)
    • Gliederung und Inhalt der Schrift (page 22)
    • Zur Textuberlieferung (page 26)
    • Der Codex Vaticanus Borgianus Armenus 31 (page 29)
  • Edition (page 33)
    • Editionsregeln (page 35)
  • Ubersetzung (page 75)
  • Bibliographie (page 129)
  • Register (page 135)
    • Personen (page 135)
    • Volker un Stamme (page 136)
    • Orte un Lander (page 137)
    • Steine (page 138)
    • Stichworte (page 140)
    • Belegstellen (page 142)
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