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The Early Versions of the New TestamentTheir Origin, Transmission, and Limitations$
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Bruce M. Metzger

Print publication date: 1977

Print ISBN-13: 9780198261704

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261704.001.0001

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Minor Eastern Versions

Minor Eastern Versions

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(p.257) VI Minor Eastern Versions
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The Early Versions of the New Testament
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BRUCE M. METZGER

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261704.003.0006

This chapter describes the origins, varieties, early manuscripts, and textual affinities of the Arabic version of the New Testament. Arabia comprises the territory west of Mesopotamia, east and south of Syria and Palestine, extending to the isthmus of Suez. When and how and by whom the Gospel was brought to these diverse areas is not known. This chapter also considers other minor Eastern versions of the New Testament such as the Nubian, Persian, Sogdian, and Caucasian Albanian versions.

Keywords:   Arabic version, New Testament, Arabia, Gospel, minor Eastern versions, Nubian, Persian, Sogdian, Caucasian Albanian

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