Chapter 10 The Noetic Paradise (al-Firdaws al-ʿaqlī): Chapter XXIV

In: Patristic Literature in Arabic Translations

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Abstract

The present contribution offers a critical edition and English translation of the concluding, twenty-fourth chapter of The Noetic Paradise (al-Firdaws al-ʿaqlī)—a Greek patristic treatise written probably in the eighth or ninth centuries in Palestine or Sinai and preserved only in a medieval Arabic translation, likely produced in Antioch. The article presents a complete inventory of all known Arabic manuscripts of this treatise. It also offers observations on its language and translation technique.