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Bibil Identifier bibil:213627
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Sin, Iniquity, Wickedness, and Rebellion in the Peshitta to Isaiah and Jeremiah
Author Greenberg, Gillian
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 6, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 195-206 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Peshitta is considered a fairly literal translation. However, the attitude of the translator (using the singular here for simplicity) of Isaiah and Jeremiah to his Hebrew Vorlage was complex: he almost always preserved the original message, but exercised literary initiative, selecting lexical equivalents sometimes inconsistently, sometimes with great precision, sometimes disrupting rhetorical structure, sometimes making additions to render opaque Hebrew clearly. He did not see his text as 'sacred' at any point, nor did later scribes who introduced further small additions and modifications. The range of Syriac vocabulary employed is wide: there is no evidence of poverty.
DOI 10.1163/147783508X393048
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Isaiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Jeremiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Syriac Versions : Peshitta
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