The Two Syriac Versions of the Prayer of Manasseh

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GUTMAN, Ariel, Wido van PEURSEN, 2011. The Two Syriac Versions of the Prayer of Manasseh. Piscataway, NJ : Gorgias Press. ISBN 978-1-4632-0050-3

@book{Gutman2011Syria-20535, isbn={978-1-4632-0050-3}, publisher={Piscataway, NJ : Gorgias Press}, title={The Two Syriac Versions of the Prayer of Manasseh}, year={2011}, author={Gutman, Ariel and Peursen, Wido van}, note={Gorgias Eastern Christian studies ; Band 30} }

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