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Bibil Identifier bibil:213631
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Puzzling Verb in the Syriac Version of Gregory of Nyssa's De Anima et Resurrectione
Author McCollum, Adam C.
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 7, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 19-26 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article examines possible solutions to a passage in the sixth-century Syriac translation of Gregory of Nyssa's De anima et resurrectione, in which the Greek μενει stands behind the Syriac verb. The established meaning of this verb does not match the Syriac context considered in itself, nor the underlying Greek word. The possibility of an Arabic loanword is considered, but the sixth-century date of the translation makes that unlikely, and it is concluded that the original text must have been, which was then miscopied as by a later scribe under Arabic influence.
DOI 10.1163/147783509X12462819875355
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Gregory of Nyssa
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