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Рукопись Восьмикнижия из собрания ИВР РАН: наследие эфиопских христиан или иудеев фалаша?

С. 12-17.

The Octateuch (Eth. Orit) is quite a rare book in Ethiopian manuscript tradition. The reason is, first of all, its considerable size and, as a consequence, a high price of the parchment and writing material in general. Manuscripts of this class were available to big monastic centers and churches only. Therefore, the Octateuch in Ge’ez language is a unique specimen for any manuscript storage in the world. The Octateuch manuscripts used to be part of the culture and spiritual life of both Ethiopian Christians and Jews Falasha. In this study we attempted to analyze some formal distinguishing features of the Ethiopian Octateuch and, in particular, the manuscript Eth. 100 from the collection of the IOM RAS and tried to attribute it to one of the two Avramic traditions common in Ethiopia, namely the Christian and the Jewish.

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Edited by: В. Вовина, М. Мельцин СПб.: Петербургский институт иудаики, 2020.