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(1670) Manassae Oratio Esdrae . lib. III & IV : Prayer of Manasseh Latin Vellum

(1670) Manassae Oratio Esdrae . lib. III & IV : Prayer of Manasseh Latin Vellum

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MANASSAE ORATIO ESDRAE LIB. III & IV CUM INDICE BIBLIORUM TRIPLICI

Published by Coloniae Agrippinae, 1670. Full vellum binding. 81 pages + around 100 pages of index. Text in latin.

CONDITION
In good condition and text complete. The vellum binding is good with usual age-toning. Rear pastdown is missing. All text present and pages in good clean condition throughout and free from foxing and stains. Overall a good copy.

The Oration of Manasseh
, or Manasseh (Greek Προσευχὴ Μανασση) is a fifteen-verse prayer of Manasseh, king of Judah of the seventh century, written before the common era, but which was probably written in Greek in the first century before the common era. The speaker praises God, confesses his sins, and prays for forgiveness.

In some editions the Septuagint is included in the Book of Odes. In medieval Bibles, both Catholic and Orthodox, the Chronicle is found at the end of Book 2, but in the Clementine Vulgate it was removed to an appendix, with this commentary superimposed:

The Oration of Manassas, as well as the two books which are carried about under the name of the books of the Third and Fourth Esdras, are, in this place, out of the series of Canonical Books, which the holy Synod of Trent received and decided to be received as Canonical, are set aside, lest they should perish entirely, since by some they are sometimes quoted by the Holy Fathers, and are found in some Latin Bibles, both manuscript and printed.
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