The Coptic Ms. Or 7023 (partly, Layton 158). An Assessment of its Structure and Value

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    Ms Or 7023 contains the only extant copy of the Coptic version of the Apocalypse of Paul. In spite of its quality and interest for the reconstruction of the primitive text, there seems to be consensus among scholars in considering our text a rather amplifying or inferior version of ApPaul. This erroneous view is due to the numerous and important errors in Budge's editio princeps, which gives both distorted impression of the text's length and an incorrect assessment of the number and extension of internal lacunae. On the basis of a codicological analysis of Ms Or 7023, the present article shows that, excluding the missing first quaternion, the ms only has a single lacuna of one folio.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-32
    Number of pages8
    JournalLe Muséon
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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