From ‘God’ (θεός) to ‘God’ (Noute): A New Discussion and Proposal Regarding John 1.1 and the Sahidic Coptic Version of the NT

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Wright, Brian J. and Tim Ricchuiti, "From ‘God’ (θεός) to ‘God’ (Noute): A New Discussion and Proposal Regarding John 1.1 and the Sahidic Coptic Version of the NT." Journal of Theological Studies, 62 no. 2 (2011): 494-512.

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Due to the antiquity of the Sahidic Coptic version of the New Testament among early versions of the New Testament, it is a significant resource for New Testament textual criticism, reception history, and the history of interpretation. This article explores the manner in which the Sahidic Coptic version translates the anarthrous nominative singular (AnNS) θεός, and its effect on a key passage regarding the understanding of Jesus’ divinity. It does so by answering two distinct but related questions: (1) Did the Sahidic Coptic translators uniformly translate the AnNS θεός? (2) How can the assessment of the Sahidic Coptic translation pattern inform the discussion of the history, transcription, and translation of John 1:1c?

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Oxford University Press
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