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Bibil Identifier bibil:212021
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) What's in a Name - Proper Names in Greek Exodus
Author Perkins, Larry
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 41, Issue: 4-5)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 447-471 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Hebrew proper names presented significant challenges to the translator of Greek Exodus. He employed various strategies including transcription and translation. In most cases he created new transcriptions or employed those found in Greek Genesis. On occasion Hellenized forms of proper names are found, but these tend to be the exception. Etiologies were handled variously. Rarely names seem to be added in the Greek text. This paper interacts with previous analyses of the translator's practices in handling Hebrew proper names, offering alternative explanations for several phenomena observed.
DOI 10.1163/157006310X503630
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch : Exodus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions : Septuagint
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Name
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible Translation : Methodology
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