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Bibil Identifier bibil:201823
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) The Constantinople Pentateuch within the Context of Septuagint Studies
Author Krivoruchko, Julia G.
Congress volume XIII Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 255-276 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper presents an outlook of recent scholarship about the origin and main features of the Constantinople Pentateuch (1547). The historical background of the edition is outlined, and the text of its title pages analyzed. The Greek and Judeo-Spanish Pentateuch of 1547 is further compared to the Judeo-Arabic and Persian Pentateuch of 1546. It is concluded that the former was an edition on its own right, and not a reworking of any previous edition. The author argues that the Greek text of Constantinople Pentateuch represents a laaz, that is, a popular "vulgar" translation, which functioned mostly orally. Editorial work, if any, was minimal and not viewed as particularly valuable. It is unlikely that the edition was sponsored by Ottoman authorities, neither was it based on any authoritative text. The primarily didactic function of the Constantinople Pentateuch is evident both in the physical features of the edition and the characteristics of its language.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Constantinople
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