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Headword: Θύϊνα
Adler number: theta,541
Translated headword: citron-wood
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
In the time of the emperor Zeno[1] there was a discovery, in Cyprus, of the remains of Barnabas the apostle, Paul's fellow-traveller. And placed on the chest of Barnabas was the gospel of Matthew, with covers[2] of citron-wood.[3]
Greek Original:
Θύϊνα: ἐπὶ Ζήνωνος βασιλέως εὑρέθη ἐν Κύπρῳ τὸ λείψανον Βαρνάβα τοῦ ἀποστόλου, τοῦ συνεκδήμου Παύλῳ. ἔκειτο δὲ ἐπὶ τὸ στῆθος Βαρνάβα τὸ κατὰ Ματθαῖον εὐαγγέλιον, ἔχον πτυχία θύϊνα.
Notes:
Theodorus Anagnostes PG 86, 184b.
[1] 474-491 (zeta 83, zeta 84).
[2] LSJ s.v. πτύχιον does not illustrate this precise sense of the word, but it seems called for here.
[3] cf. theta 590.
Keywords: biography; botany; Christianity; chronology; geography; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 August 2007@07:34:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 17 August 2007@11:10:00.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 19 August 2007@04:28:18.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr and added another note, at the prompting of Prof Robert Kraft) on 11 March 2010@09:55:58.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2013@04:44:42.

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