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Bibil Identifier bibil:213543
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A New Introduction to the Peshitta of the Old Testament
Author Koster, Marinus D.
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 1, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2003
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2003
Year (Copyright) 2003
Year (Reference) 2003
Language English
Pages 211-246 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Recension de Weitzman, M.P., The Syriac Version of the Old Testament: An Introduction (University of Cambridge Oriental Publications 56), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Abstract The first part of this review article gives a full summary of Michael Weitzman's The Syriac Version of the Old Testament. It is agreed that this book is a masterpiece. Yet, as it will probably serve as the standard introduction to the Peshitta for many years to come, some critical notes are in order. These concern some methodological questions, the evaluation of the 'three-stages model' for the text history of the Peshitta, the precise role of scribes, Weitzman's multidimensional maps, and the overrated position of translation technique as an explanation of differences between the Peshitta and the Masoretic text.
DOI 10.1163/000000003780492647
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Syriac Versions : Peshitta
Genres Review Article
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