Story of Ahikar

By: F. C. Conybeare; J. Redel Harris; Agnes Smith Lewis

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The story of Ahikar has appeared in various forms and numerous languages over the course of the last two and a half millennia. Long known to readers of the Arabian Nights, it was not until the end of the nineteenth century that scholars began to suspect that the legend had semi-biblical origins. Cambridge University Press had already published the first edition of The Story of Ahikar in 1898 when an enlarged and corrected second edition was prompted by the discovery of a series of Aramaic papyrus fragments on the island of Elephantin, dating from the fifth century before Christ. It is the second edition of The Story of Ahikar, first published in 1913, which is reproduced here. Meticulously assembled, this edition contains the Armenian, Old Turkish, Syriac, and Arabic versions of the story in their original source language with accompanying English translations. Also included are translations of the Slavonic, Ethiopic, and Aramaic versions, as well as fragments of the sayings and parables of Ahikar and the Greek text of the story.

Title: Story of Ahikar

Author Name: F. C. Conybeare; J. Redel Harris; Agnes Smith Lewis

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Cambridge University Press:

ISBN Number: 0521117437

ISBN Number 13: 9780521117432


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