Chapter 1 The Integral Arabic Translation of Pseudo-Athanasius of Alexandria’s Quaestiones ad Antiochum ducem

In: Patristic Literature in Arabic Translations
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Barbara Roggema
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Abstract

This chapter explores the Arabic translations of an important late antique Question-and-Answer text, the Quaestiones ad Antiochum ducem (CPG 2257) attributed to Athanasius of Alexandria. It is shown that in the second half of the ninth century CE there was already a complete Arabic translation, of which the surviving manuscripts are older than any of the Greek. This study discusses how the two early recensions are related, what themes the text covers, and how it was used by the earliest Melkite apologists.

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