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The Interpretations of the Theotokias by the Patriarch John ibn Qiddis


The theotokias are prayers dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God (Theotokos). In the early fourteenth century, the Patriarch of the Coptic Church, Ibn Qiddis, composed and paraphrased – in Coptic – the Theotokias. His work has only survived in a single manuscript. This book introduces the author, John Ibn Qiddis, his liturgical, pastoral, and literary activities, and the Coptic language of his time, followed by the texts and an English translation.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-3948-0
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Publication Status: In Press

Publication Date: May 31,2020
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 174
Languages: English, Coptic
ISBN: 978-1-4632-3948-0
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The theotokias are prayers dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God (Theotokos). In the early fourteenth century, the Patriarch of the Coptic Church, Ibn Qiddis, composed and paraphrased – in Coptic – the Theotokias. His work has only survived in a single manuscript. This book introduces the author, John Ibn Qiddis, his liturgical, pastoral, and literary activities, and the Coptic language of his time, followed by the texts and an English translation.

The theotokias are prayers dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God (Theotokos). In the early fourteenth century, the Patriarch of the Coptic Church, Ibn Qiddis, composed and paraphrased – in Coptic – the Theotokias. His work has only survived in a single manuscript. This book introduces the author, John Ibn Qiddis, his liturgical, pastoral, and literary activities, and the Coptic language of his time, followed by the texts and an English translation.

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Contributor Biography

Youhanna Youssef

Youhanna N. Youssef is a researcher at Centre for Early Christian Studies- Australian Catholic University. He holds a PhD from Montpellier Univeristy (France) in Coptology. He has written extensively on computational linguistics in the field of Coptic and in Copto-Arabic studies and is the author of The Life and Works of Severus of Antioch in the Coptic and Copto-Arabic Tradition.

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