This article constitutes the editio princeps of a parchment leaf from a codex that once belonged to the library of the White Monastery. This leaf is the only surviving textual witness of 1:1–6 of “The book of the Maccabees,” the Sahidic Coptic version of 4 Maccabees. In the introduction, I discuss the date of the version, the significance of its title, and the translator’s rendering of certain Greek technical terms. This is followed by a semi-diplomatic edition of the leaf, an English translation, and images.

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