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Bibil Identifier bibil:213571
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Peshitta of Ben Sira
Title (English, ) Jewish and/or Christian?
Author van Peursen, Wido
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 2, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2004
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2004
Year (Copyright) 2004
Year (Reference) 2004
Language English
Pages 243-262 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The religious context in which the Syriac translation of the Bible originated is a much-debated issue. Some scholars argue that it originated in a Jewish context, others that it has a Christian background. Also various hypotheses about a Jewish-Christian origin have been put forward. This paper argues that the question 'Jewish or Christian?' and even the question 'Jewish, Christian, or Jewish-Christian?' is an over-simplification of the problem because of the broad Jewish-Christian spectrum that existed in the first centuries of the Common Era. The paper concentrates on the Syriac translation of Ben Sira, which has some undeniable traces of an origin somewhere on the Christian side of the spectrum.
DOI 10.1163/000000004781540344
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Syriac Versions : Peshitta
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Deuterocanonical : Sirach / Wisdom of Jesus Ben-Sira / Ecclesiasticus
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