Translating the Bible

the Ethiopic version of the Old Testament by Michael A. Knibb

Publisher: Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [113]-129) and indexes.

StatementMichael A. Knibb.
SeriesThe Schweich lectures of the British Academy ;, 1995, Schweich lectures ;, 1995.
ContributionsBritish Academy.
LC ClassificationsBS449 .K63 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 145 p. ;
Number of Pages145
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6900174M
ISBN 100197261949
LC Control Number00710321

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