σκηνὴ περικομμένη in the Gospel of st. Bartholomew

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Maptina Xpoma
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σκηνὴ περικομμένη in the Gospel of st. Bartholomew

Post by Maptina Xpoma » July 31st, 2012, 4:15 am

Does anybody have an idea from which verb is derived the greek participle περικομμένη/περικαμμένη? It is used in the Greek version of the apocryphal Gospel of st. Barholomew, in the part with questions to st. Mary. The whole sentence is κεχαριτωμένη σκηνὴ περικομμένη ἀμόλυντε and it is used as an initiatory when Bartholomew is turning to st. Mary and wants to ask her the questions. I was searching whole day yesterday but haven't found nothing suitable.

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Post by Mark House » July 31st, 2012, 9:06 am

It's a perfect passive participle from περικὀπτω.

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Post by Ken M. Penner » July 31st, 2012, 9:13 am

Maptina Xpoma wrote:Does anybody have an idea from which verb is derived the greek participle περικομμένη/περικαμμένη?
Well, in modern Greek περικομμένη means "cropped" or "trimmed" or "abridged." As Mark noted, it's from περικόπτω, but the reduplication is missing.
Maptina Xpoma wrote:It is used in the Greek version of the apocryphal Gospel of st. Barholomew, in the part with questions to st. Mary. The whole sentence is κεχαριτωμένη σκηνὴ περικομμένη ἀμόλυντε and it is used as an initiatory when Bartholomew is turning to st. Mary and wants to ask her the questions.
Τhe reference is to 2:4. There is a string of vocatives: Full of grace, trimmed? tabernacle, immaculate...
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Re: σκηνὴ περικομμένη in the Gospel of st. Bartholomew

Post by Ken M. Penner » July 31st, 2012, 9:33 am

I should note that the quoted text is from G.N. Bonwetsch, "Die apokryphen Fragen des Bartholomäus," Nachrichten von der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften, Philol.-hist. Kl.. Göttingen, 1897: 9-29. I think this is based on the manuscript from Vienna.

E. Tisserant and A. Wilmart, "Fragments grecs et latins de l'Évangile de Barthélemy," Revue Biblique 10 (1913) have a different text here:
χαίροις σοι, σκηνὴ ὑ[ψίσ|του. IIRC, this is from the Jerusalem manuscript.

I think this latter reading is the basis of M.R. James' English translation.
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Re: σκηνὴ περικομμένη in the Gospel of st. Bartholomew

Post by Mark House » July 31st, 2012, 9:36 am

In this context perhaps "pruned" in this sense of "purified"?

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