Ahiqar - Project details

The Syriac and Arabic manuscripts of the Ahiqar tradition


The aim of the project is a new edition and analysis of the motifs of the Syriac and Arabic manuscripts of the Ahiqar tradition. The Göttingen State and University Library supports the researchers of the Faculty of Theology in indexing and editing and with data handling of the manuscripts as an online edition. A workflow will be designed and set up, a TEI scheme will be created, and a presentation environment for this online edition will be developed.

The main focus is on the narrative motifs that appear in variation in the various traditions. These are distinguished and linked with each other. The manuscripts are displayed as facsimiles, transcriptions and English translations and supplemented by scientific comments on the special features, motifs and writing variants.


Project board at the SUB Göttingen

Project staff at the SUB Göttingen

SUB Göttingen departments / units involved in the project

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Frank Schneider