The Hymn of the Pearl: The Syriac and Greek texts with Introduction; translations and notes
Ferreira, J.. (2002). The Hymn of the Pearl: The Syriac and Greek texts with Introduction; translations and notes St Pauls Publications.
This volume on the Hymn of the Pearl, an early Syriac hymn preserved in the Acts of Thomas, contains an illuminating introduction, fresh translations, copious notes and facsimiles of the original Syriac and Greek texts, published here in convenient format for the first time. The study explores the significance of the hymn for understanding Gnosticism and Manichaeism and argues that the hymn is one of the best examples of the basic Gnostic soteriological myth.
|Keywords||Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History); Languages and literature; Literary Studies; Gnostic literature; Gnosticism; Religion and Society; Understanding the pasts of other societies|
|Publisher||St Pauls Publications|
|Place of publication||Australia|
|Series||Early Christian Studies 3|
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