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Coptic Homilies in the Dialect of Upper Egypt

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Coptic Homilies in the Dialect of Upper Egypt is a rich and fascinating collection of religious texts that provides readers with a glimpse into the spiritual beliefs and practices of the Coptic Christian community in Egypt. Translated by E. A. Wallis Budge, this book offers a valuable resource for scholars and enthusiasts looking to deepen their understanding of Coptic culture.

Budge's translations are clear and accessible, making the ancient texts more easily digestible for modern readers. The homilies themselves are thought-provoking and full of wisdom, offering insights into the religious life of early Christians in Egypt. The book also includes helpful footnotes and annotations that provide context and explanations for unfamiliar terms or concepts.

Overall, Coptic Homilies in the Dialect of Upper Egypt is a well-crafted and informative work that sheds light on an important aspect of Christian history. Whether you are a scholar of Coptic language and culture or simply interested in learning more about early Christian writings, this book is a valuable addition to your library.

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The present work contains the Coptic versions of ten Greek Homilies on fasting, repentance, the end of the world, the Incarnation, etc., which are attributed to John the Faster, Athanasius of Alexandria, Proclus of Cyzicus, Eusebius and Basil of Caesarea, and Archbishop Theophilus. The texts, written in the dialect of Upper Egypt.

Linguistically the texts are of great importance, and they form a mass of material which is of the highest value to Egyptologists generally. From the theological point of view they are no less interesting, for they illustrate Egyptian Theology in its Christian form, and reveal the opinions which were current among the dwellers in monasteries on the essentials of faith and works.

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