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The legend of A rchelides, that's released within the following pages, has hitherto been recognized through extracts purely. it truly is pointed out for the 1st time in A sseman s Bibliotheca Orientals, III, 286 who, wrongly, identifies A rchelides with John of Rome even if there's a convinced likeness among the 2 legends ). Wiistenfeld has translated the A rabic textual content of the synaxary of the Coptic church 2). In 1897 Erman edited a few Coptic fragments of the legend including the A rabic textual content of Wiistenfeld stranslation 3). The Coptic textual content is a poetic model, which turns out to were destined for public recitation. Sachau has given a precis of our Ms. Bin his catalogue of the Syriac Mss. at Berlin 4). the current publication comprises the Syriac, A rabic and A ethiopic types of the legend. i've got altered the readings of the Mss. in basic terms the place the copyist turns out to have made a blunder. So i've got retained the orthography 1) The legend of John of Rome or John bar Malke is located in Bedjan s Acta Martyrum, I, 344 365. 2) Synaxarium das ist Heiligen-kalender dcr coptischen Christen p. 237 ct scqu. three) A bhandlungen der Berliner educational der Wissenschaften 1897. four) Verzeichniss der syrischen Handschriften II, 743 et scqu.
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