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Bibil Identifier bibil:213625
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Division between Western and Eastern Manuscripts in the Peshitta Psalter
Title (English, ) An Insurmountable Obstacle for a Critical Edition?
Author Carbajosa, Ignacio
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 6, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 145-174 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract At the end of the nineteenth century Alfred Rahlfs stated that the manuscripts of the Old Testament Peshitta were clearly divided into two families according to confessional criteria (following the schism between the Eastern and Western Syriac Churches). As a consequence, no critical edition could be done. One century later Piet B. Dirksen cast doubt on the classical theory saying that the schism had been of no consequence for the transmission of the text. But there was one exception: the book of Psalms, on which the old paradigm would continue to weigh. This article challenges the statement on the role of the Psalter.
DOI 10.1163/147783508X393011
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Psalms
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Syriac Versions : Peshitta
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