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Bibil Identifier bibil:201808
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) New Hexaplaric Data for the Book of Canticles as Discovered in the Catenae
Author Ceulemans, Reinhart
Congress volume XIII Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 41-54 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Ever since the publication of Field's edition of the Hexapla (1875), several new editions of patristic sources and catenae have become available. Some of these remain better readings and even previously unknown material from Origenes' Hexapla. Against this background, the catenae are specifically valuable as a source of Hexaplaric data concerning the book of Canticles. Catena Procopii, for example, contains a lot of Greek frangemnts of Origenes' commentary, hitherto only preserved in Latin paraphrases. Evidently the philological comments that Origenes provides are of great use when conducting a text-critical research into the book of Canticles. In addition to his comments to certain Hexaplaric variants, he also offeres readings that are different (e.g., Cant 7:1) or new (e.g., Cant 7:2) compared to the ones printed in Field. Findings such as these call for an evaluation of Field's consultation of the catenaric data. This paper shows that his use of them was very limited and indirect. These observations stress the relevance of thee catenae when preparing a "Field for the twenty-first century".
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Exegetical Catenae
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Hexapla
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 19th century
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Song of Songs / Song of Solomon / Canticles
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