Der Traktat "Vom Mysterium der Buchstaben"
Kritischer Text mit Einführung, Übersetzung und Anmerkungen
[The Tract "On the Mystery of Letters"]
Aims and Scope
The editio princeps of the tract On the Mystery of Letters (mid-6th century) opens access to a unique document from Early Byzantine monastic writing. Working from the Jewish tradition of Hebrew letters, but at the same time distancing himself from it, the author developed a Christian interpretation of the Greek alphabet – from alpha through to omega. An introduction locates the work in cultural history by presenting various versions of Jewish and Christian letter symbolism. The critical text itself is supported by a translation and notes.
- viii, 260 pages
- Type of Publication:
- Christianity (History); Cosmology; Letter Symbolism; Mysticism
- Academics, Institutes, LIbraries
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"This is a marvelous book, a masterpiece of editorship, and a much needed investigation into a text that was neglected for too long."
Thomas J. Kraus in: Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2008.08.06