Corpus ID: 171837844

Acrostic Psalis Batos and Adam

  title={Acrostic Psalis Batos and Adam},
  author={Youhanna nessim Youssef},
In his significant article about Psalis,2 Yassa ‘Abd al-Masih highlighted several categories of Psalis.3 The alphabetic acrostic4 psalis are attested in the Manuscript M 574 from the ninth century. Each hymn consists of 24 stanzas.5 We have discovered two manuscripts which differ substantially from the pre-mentioned classical form. One of our Manuscripts has four letters in each stanza while the other has only two. This type of hymn is very rare in the Coptic texts; however it appears… Expand