Date and Provenance of the Syriac Cave of Treasures: A Reappraisal

  title={Date and Provenance of the Syriac Cave of Treasures: A Reappraisal},
  author={Sergey Minov},
  journal={Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies},
  pages={129 - 230}
  • Sergey Minov
  • Published 1 February 2018
  • Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies
The original Syriac composition known as the Cave of Treasures, ascribed to Ephrem the Syrian, presents a peculiar account of Christian sacred history. Due to its idiosyncratic nature, it is not easy to situate this pseudepigraphic work within the multifaceted world of Syriac Christianity of Late Antiquity. This paper carries out a reexamination of some scholarly assumptions about the date and milieu of this work and offers new arguments that may help us to contextualize it with greater… 


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