Egypt Exploration Fund   [Hrsg.]
Archaeological report: comprising the work of the Egypt Exploration Fund and the progress of egyptology during the year ... — 1907-1908

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Such and other criticisms it is by no means easy to meet satisfactorily.
Internal evidence, style, an accurate dating of the MSS. (certain of which,
at any rate, must be themselves pre-Mohammedan) will eventually decide
a question for which no traditional ascription alone can suffice.

Leipoldt too has reviewed Auieliueau's work31a and, with help of the
photographs and copies collected with a view to his own edition, has
drawn up a considerable list of inaccuracies in the texts printed.

The persistence of Shenoute's homilies in ecclesiastical use is a tribute
to the value set upon them. Two at any rate have survived in Arabic
translations, and of these one (nominally on the text Jerem. viii, 22 or
xlvi, 11) is analysed by Tisserant,32 who finds little in the vague form of
the scripture citations or other features to help in deciding as to authen-
ticity. For neither of the Arabic texts has a Coptic original as yet been

' Eusebius of Alexandria' is still a mysterious person. MOEIN discusses
the Latin version of a sermon on Sunday observance, attributed to him.33

F. Coln has begun an edition,34 with translation, of the Arabic Nomo-
canon of Michael of Malig, otherwise known as the ' Spiritual Medicine.'
He would date the author (if indeed he be also the compiler of the
Syncixarium) about 1100, considerably earlier than does Wiistenfeld.
The subjects dealt with so far are pride, murder, various forms of im-
morality, continence, divorce, sorcery &c.

The second part of G. Ph. A wad's annotated edition of the Nomocanon35
of Ibnal-Assal (v. Report 1905-6, 69) will be issued almost simultaneously
with this Report. It contains the secular canons, from no. 23 to the end
(v. Mai iv, p. 284), with the addition of 4 appendices : a chapter from the
Foundations of Religion by the author's brother, Abu Ishak; the canonical
replies of Cyril b. Laklak to certain questions by Christodulus of Damietta
(v. Eiedel, p. 302); a poem (arjuzah) ascribed to Abu'l-Faraj, another
brother, on the law of inheritance; the canons of the above Cyril, taken
from a MS. of a.d. 1240, said to be in that patriarch's own hand.

H. Leclercq describes and discusses the Coptic texts attributed to the
Nicene synod.36 Summing up previous investigations, he decides against
their authenticity, at least as any genuine part of the synod's work.

Preusghen reviews Leipoldt's Didymus at length.37

5. History, Legends &e.—A new study of the beginnings of Arianism,
by S. Eogala,38 is commended by G. Kruger (Th. Lit. Z. 1908, 331) for its
independent criticism of the sources, as against the views of Seek {Z. f.
Kirchengesch. 1897).

The Greek MS. Paris 881 was pointed out by Ladouze as containing an
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