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By Robert W. Thomson

A new English translation of the 1st textual content translated from Arabic to Armenian for learn and school room use

Robert W. Thomson interprets this ninth-century observation protecting the miaphysite theological place of the Armenian church opposed to the chalcedonian place of the Greek Byzantine church. Nonnus's exegesis of the gospel falls within the context of traits in jap Christian biblical exposition, basically the Syrian culture. accordingly, Thomson emphasizes the parallels in Syriac commentaries at the booklet of John, noting additionally prior Greek writers whose works have been influential in Syria. This publication is vital interpreting for a person drawn to the Armenian church and church history.


  • Introductory fabric at the text’s historical past, manuscript traditions, and theological importance
  • Translation of the Armenian textual content and commentary
  • Bibliography protecting the Armenian, Greek, Syriac, and Arabic texts in addition to secondary sources

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