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Bibil Identifier bibil:213644
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) The Recovery of the Aramaic Root brʾ 'to cleanse' and Another Possible Aramaising Rendering in the Septuagint
Author Stadel, Christian
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 7, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 155-162 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract One source of our knowledge of the Aramaic used in Hellenistic Egypt is the Septuagint, whose translators at times resorted to Aramaic when rendering their Hebrew Vorlage. The present article proposes one such 'Aramaising rendering', in which the Hebrew verb br' pi''el 'to cut down (wood)' was translated as if derived from the Aramaic homonymous root meaning 'to cleanse'. This root, attested in Nabataean, Samaritan, and Jewish Babylonian Aramaic and mistakenly seen as an Arabism in these dialects, is recovered as Aramaic.
DOI 10.1163/147783509X12627760049714
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic
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