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Title: A New Witness to the Paleo-Bohairic Version of the Bible
Subtitle: A Fragmentary Manuscript of the Epistle to the Hebrews in Early Bohairic
Author(s): MIROSHNIKOV, Ivan
Journal: Journal of Coptic Studies
Volume: 21 Date: 2019
The present article offers the editio princeps of two parchment leaves written in the early Bohairic (B4) dialect of the Coptic language and comprising verses 7:10b-8:7a of the Epistle to the Hebrews. The manuscript is our sole witness to the text of the original Bohairic translation (viz., the Paleo-Bohairic version, pbo) of Hebrews, which has been hitherto known only in its revised form (viz., the Bohairic version, bo), in Medieval Bohairic (dialect B5). In the introduction, I discuss the acquisition history, page layout, paleography, language, text-critical value, and, finally, the date and provenance of the manuscript. The introduction is followed by a transcription of the Coptic text and an English translation thereof.