Maxim G. Kalinin
MA in Theology
Senior Teacher at the Department of Biblical Studies
at the Moscow Theological Academy
Researcher at the SS. Cyril and Methodius School for Post-Graduate and Doctoral Studies 4/2, building 1 Pyatnitskaya, Moscow 115035, Russia
Alexander M. Preobrazhensky
scientific editor of the Publishing house «Poznaniye» 4/2, building 5 Pyatnitskaya, Moscow 115035, Russia firstname.lastname@example.org
For citation: “‘The Chapters on Knowledge’ of Rabban Aphnīmāran. The Syriac and Arabic Manuscripts Traditions. Part I”. A Critical Edition, Translation from Syriac and Arabic and Notes by Maxim G. Kalinin and Alexander M. Preobrazhensky; The Arabic Text Prepared and Translated by Maxim G. Kalinin, Copy-Edited by Alexey N. Duntsov. Bible and Christian Antiquity, No 1 (5), 2020, pp. 15–64 (in Russian). DOI: 10.31802/2658-4476-2020-1-5-15-64
Abstract. The current publication is divided into two parts. The first part contains a de- scription of the manuscript tradition of the Chapters on Knowledge of Rabban Aphnīmāran, an East Syriac mystical writer of the 7th c. For the first time a description of the newly identi- fied West Syriac manuscript tradition of Rabban Aphnīmāran’s Chapters, as well as a description of the Arabic version of this text is provided (the Arabic version was identified in 2019 by the authors of the present paper). The second part contains a critical edition of the first thirteen chapters of Aphnīmāran’s work, as well as the Anonymous commentary on them, and a Russian translation of Syriac and Arabic texts. This publication will be continued with other articles that finally will cover the rest of the Chapters on Knowledge.
Keywords: East Syrian Christian mysticism, Rabban Aphnīmāran, Chapters on knowledge, John of Dalyatha.