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2.1.10 Arabic 
(1,464 words)

Part of 2. Baruch/Jeremiah - 2.1. Baruch

2.1.10.1 Background

It appears that Baruch was rendered into Arabic at a relatively late stage. While many other biblical books were translated by the ninth century C.E.,  Arabic versions of Baruch are in principle attested to only from the fourteenth century onwards. Nevertheless, passages from the book that are used in the Byzantine liturgy are preserved from the twelfth century.

It is commonly assumed that Christi…

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Lindgren Hjälm, Miriam, “2.1.10 Arabic ”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 20 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_000575>
First published online: 2017



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