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Patrologia Orientalis (PO 236 (53.2))

Gädlä Abunä Yonas Zä-Bur
Eritrean Saint of the 15th Century

T. Abraha (ed.)
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approx. 182 p., 180 x 265 mm, 2015
ISBN: 978-2-503-56548-4
Languages: Coptic, English
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Abunä Yonas est un membre de la famille monastique eustathienne qui est né en 1403/1404 A.D. à Hägärä Mäsqäl dans la région du Bur, au sud de l’Erythrée. Selon la tradition, il a fondé six monastères, trois dans la région du Särayä en Erythrée et trois autres dans le Tämben éthiopien. Le Gädl constitue une source historique importante sur les dernières années du règne de Zär’a Ya‘əqob. Il s’agit de la première édition critique du texte complet du Gädl et de son Effigie, avec traduction anglaise annotée.


"(...) the editor makes an important contribution to our knowledge of this important text, editing it for the first time in its entirety from four manuscripts, as well as providing informations on several further previously unknown manuscripts." (Alessandro Bausi, in: Aethiopica 18, 2015, p. 257-260)

“In sum, Tedros Abraha has provided a reliable edition of this interesting Ethiopic gadl. It is a solid contribution to future scholarly work on hagiographic literature in Ethiopia and will undoubtedly prove to be itself an important point of reference. The wonderful Ethiopic characters used in this work pay homage to the high standard of the Patrologia Orientalis.” (Michael Waltisberg, in Bibliotheca Orientalis, LXXIV/1-2, 2017, p. 155)

“All that said, Tedros Abraha has performed a valuable service in making this further text relating to the Ewosṭatean movement readily available.” (Michael A. Knibb, in the Journal of Semitic Studies, 63/2, 2018, p. 552)

“Anschließend dankt Rezensent dem Herausgeber Tedros Abraha dafür, wieder einmal einen wichtigen und anregenden hagiographischen Text musterhaft und gefällig für die Reihe Patrologia Orientalis bearbeitet zu haben.” (Manfred Kropp, in Oriens Christianus, 100, 2017, p. 270)

Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Christian Theology & Theologians
Eastern Fathers

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