Friday, December 4, 2020

Christian Arabic Bible Translations at the British Library

The blog of the British Library has posted a wonderful, illustrated, overview of the manuscripts of Arabic bibles in their collection written by Miriam Hjälm

Christian Arabic Bible Translations in the British Library Collections

The British Library holds an impressive collection of Christian Arabic texts, including many Bible translations which served a variety of communal interests. The character of the translations varies greatly. Most were based on Greek and Syriac Vorlagen but Hebrew, Latin, and Coptic source texts were also sometimes consulted. The communities were often bilingual – or even trilingual – which is reflected in many manuscripts.


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1 comment:

Roger Wilson said...

I love this blog/page. It is unique in focus and fascinating. Thank you for producing it.