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13–17.2.4.5 Esther
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Part of 13–17 Five Scrolls - 13–17.2 Secondary Translations - 13–17.2.4 Late Syriac Translations

With the exception of forty single-word citations (in a couple of instances two words) in Andreas Masius’ Syrorum Peculium,1 the Syro-Hexaplaric text of Esther is, unfortunately, non-extant. The lost manuscript of Masius from which the citations were drawn, and which apparently contained the entire book of Esther, was proven by Rahlfs2 to be closely related in character and age to the late-eighth-/early-ninth-century c.e. Milan manuscript (i.e., c. 313 Inf. of the Ambrosian Libr…

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Michael G. Wechsler, “13–17.2.4.5 Esther”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 06 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_1317020405>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170301



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