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Bibil Identifier bibil:213639
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Telltale Signs of a Semitic Prototext for the Peshitta of Daniel
Author Lund, Jerome A.
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 7, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 103-112 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Earlier scholars concluded correctly that the Peshitta of Daniel was translated from a Semitic prototext, but their arguments were less than compelling. Basing the argument on vocabulary, to wit the consistent rendering of Hebrew as and Aramaic as, the use of Persian loanwords, and the preservation of a rare Semitic adverb, provides a more convincing case than offered in the past. Though not necessary to prove the point, the author suggests that what could be interpreted as a peal passive participle may in fact be an internal peal passive suffix conjugation form. This suggestion is presented for scholarly consideration and should not be considered fundamental to the major thesis.
DOI 10.1163/147783509X12627760049598
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Daniel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Syriac Versions : Peshitta
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