Coptic Apocryphal Gospels: Translations Together With the Texts of Some of Them (Classic Reprint)


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Litter, and trumpets sound in her honour. Certain cooks, who had been preparing a banquet for the Virgin, meet the litter, and explain that at the sound Of the trumpets the animals which they had cooked had come to life again. This introduces our fragment. In the light of the Arabic v. 1 is seen to contain words spoken by the animals; and the first part Of v. 3 may be translated thus and we have come and have told thee,' etc. For the text I must refer my readers to M. Basset's translation (pp. 66 Here I would only notice that where our fragment speaks of standards' or signa,' the Arabic has 'idols of gold (p. And that in Arabic there is an allusion to S. Matthias, which is not found in the corresponding Coptic (v. The Arabic concludes by telling how the Virgin was carried away from Bart'os on a cloud, and joined the virgins who were at Jerusalem. The Arabic appears to give a later form Of the story, and to omit passages which presented difficulties.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Forbes Robinson


Published Date - August 22 2019

ISBN - 9781528362276

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm

Page Count - 300

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