Thirteen Coptic Acrostic Hymns (Hardback)
$43.80 - Save $5.98 12% off - RRP $49.78 Free delivery worldwide (to United States and
all these other countries) Usually dispatched within 48 hours
Short Description for Thirteen Coptic Acrostic Hymns This edition comprises an introduction particularly discussing the contents, structure, language of the hymns which are from a manuscript of the Sahidic dialect. It includes Coptic text with facing English translation and notes, and a paleographical appendix.
- Published: 01 December 1996
- Format: Hardback 162 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780900416668 ISBN 10: 0900416661
Full description for Thirteen Coptic Acrostic Hymns
An edition and translation of thirteen acrostic hymns from a manuscript in the Sahidic dialect of Coptic which were written for the Monastery of the Archangel St. Michael at Hamouli in the Fayyum. The stanzas of each hymn begin with each letter of the Greek alphabet in turn and are in praise of the Virgin, the apostles, a number of saints and some are dedicated to the ressurection, the ascension and baptism, perhaps used at the relevant seasons of the year. This edition has a translation, Coptic text, lengthy introduction and notes.