Mersha Alehegne - The Ethiopian Commentary on the Book of Genesis

Critical Edition and Translation




















The oldest religious nations that have Holy Scriptures (Torah, Bible, Koran, etc.) developed methods of commentary that help to discover the truths and values of the scriptures. In a similar manner, Ethiopia has established its own tradition of interpreting and commenting on the Biblical and Patristic texts. This tradition, known as "andemta", is a unique and most valuable legacy of the ancient Ethiopian Orthodox Täwahédo Church and the entire country of Ethiopia.

"The Ethiopian Commentary on the Book of Genesis" by Mersha Alehegne provides a critical edition of the "andemta". The survey supplies the history of the corpus as a raison d'être, discusses the history of research in the commentary tradition, and describes the manuscripts (Mss) consulted in preparation for this edition. The critical edition of the "andemta" text of Genesis is analyzed with an extensive apparatus criticus to produce a text that can be assumed to be as close to the original "andemta" as possible. Additionally, an English translation of the text is given with commentaries on underlying concepts and terminologies. An appendix with the archaic lexicography found in the examination of the Mss, an inventory of "andemta" Mss in Libraries and Museums as well as a general bibliography complete Alehegne's study.







Mersha Alehegne boeken - The Ethiopian Commentary on the Book of Genesis
ISBN 9783447064309
PAGINA’S 722
VERSCHENEN 01-01-2011
DRUK 1e druk
UITVOERING Harde kaft
TAAL Engels
UITGEVER Harrassowitz Verlag
Levertijd: ongeveer 5-7 werkdagen
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