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Bibil Identifier bibil:213567
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Indications of the Faith of the Translator in the Peshitta to the 'Servant Songs' of Deutero-Isaiah
Author Greenberg, Gillian
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 2, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language English
Pages 175-192 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Peshitta of Deutero-Isaiah includes several passages relevant to the question of the faith of the translator: Jewish or Christian? There are inconsistencies: some differences between MT and P suggest a Christian or messianic nuance; one blunts an anti-Jewish phrase; in another an opportunity to introduce a Christian theme is resisted. The cumulative weight of examples suggests Christian input. The inconsistency could be explained by postulating a Jewish-Christian translator who attempted to play fair by his Vorlage, putting his own convictions and religious literature to the back of his mind, but occasionally failed.
DOI 10.1163/000000004781540399
Pericopes Isaiah 49
Isaiah 52,13-53,12
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