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Bibil Identifier bibil:201813
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) Jewish Transmisson of Greek Bible Versions
Author de Lange, Nicholas
Congress volume XIII Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 109-117 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Over the past twenty years or so it has become clear, largely on the basis of newly discovered manuscripts evidence, that Greek-speaking Jews in the Middle Ages used, side by side with the Hebrew Bible, Greek Bible versions that were directly related to Ancient versions such as Aquila. A three-year project based in Cambridge aims to publish the manuscript evidence, in a n online and a print version, and to study it closely both in its own right and in relation to other Greek versions. After a brief history of research, we survey the manuscript materials, and then consider some implications arising from them. Having established that the medieval translations and glosses derive, however indirectly, from the ancient versions, we consider whether it is possible to retrieve genuine ancient readings from them. Finally, we suggest how these materials can best be exploited by scholars working in different areas of study (Greek Bible, Jewish history, Greek language), and how the computing tools employed in this project may be applied in other editions of biblical versions.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : Middle Ages
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions
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