APOCALYPSE OF ESDRAS, CHRONICLES, NEHEMIAH

MS 1748
MS Short Title APOCALYPSE OF ESDRAS, CHRONICLES, NEHEMIAH
Text
  1. BIBLE: APOCRYPH 2 EZRA, 3-14, APOCALYPSE OF ESDRAS
  2. BIBLE: APOCRYPH 1 EZRA, ALSO USING PARTS OF CHRONICLES AND NEHEMIAH
  3. BIBLE: EZRA
  4. BIBLE: NEHEMIAH
Description MS in Ge'ez on vellum, Ethiopia, ca. 1350-1450, 128 ff. (complete), 28x21 cm, 2 columns, (19x14 cm), 22 lines in square Ge'ez book script, 3 ornamental headpieces (harägs), in black, red and yellow.
Binding Ethiopia, ca. 18th c., plain wooden boards, chain stitches on 4 sewing stations.
Provenance 1. Sam Fogg, London.
Commentary Text 1: The Apocalypse of Esdras is best preserved in the Ethiopian translation. It must have existed in Greek and is thought to be a translation from Hebrew, written at the end of the 1st. c. AD, but neither versions are extant except for late retroversions from Latin. The text was not represented on any of the Dead Sea scrolls, neither were texts 2 and 4. There are known about 21 MSS of text 1, mostly 17th - 19th c. The present codex is possibly the oldest surviving MS of the text.
Place of origin Ethiopia
Dates ca 1350 - 1450

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