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The Significance Of The Tchacos Codex For Understanding The First Apocalypse Of James

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The discovery of a manuscript that provides us with another Coptic version of a literary work that has already been known for some time usually fascinates mainly scholars whose special interest lies in the fields of Coptic translation practice and phraseology, and these are few. For the great majority of readers of Coptic sources, such a second version is of rather limited value: interesting only to the extent that it sheds light on passages that were obscure in the older version or, if the first known manuscript had lacunas, to the extent that it helps to fill these. In both these respects, the version of the Apocalypse of James provided by the Tchacos codex is of great usefulness. Given the unequal state of preservation of the two manuscripts, it is clear that more can be learned from the Tchacos text for the restoration of the NH text than vice versa.

Keywords: Apocalypse of James; Coptic sources; Tchacos Codex



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