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Title: 'Omit this - it was False'
Subtitle: Editing, Erasure, and Multiple Authors in Ps.-Chrysostom's On Michael A
Author(s): COOK, Samuel Peter
Journal: Journal of Coptic Studies
Volume: 24    Date: 2022   
Pages: 9-34
DOI: 10.2143/JCS.24.0.3290752

Abstract :
This article examines a particular instance of erasure in MACA.AF, a text version of Ps.-Chrysostom’s On Michael A deriving from the Monastery of Saint Macarius. This particular erasure is accompanied by a marginal note stating that the removed passage was ‘false’ (ⲙⲉⲑⲛⲟⲩϫ). This raises questions about why the content was erased, who was involved in the erasure, and what this can tell us about manuscript production and textual fluidity in Coptic literature from a monastic context.

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