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Bibil Identifier bibil:216503
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Philoxenian Gospels as Reconstructed from the Writings of Philoxenos of Mabbug
Author Walters, J. Edward
Journal Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies (Volume: 13, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 177-249 Pages
Genre Original
Notes 73 pages.
Abstract This study presents the data for the text of the Philoxenian version for various Gospel passages as those texts can be reconstructed from the citations of Philoxenos. Several trends of translation technique become evident within the Philoxenian version: lexical changes for more “accurate” translation, attempts at more accurate and consistent translation of verb tense, lexical omissions and additions based on the Greek text, and alterations in the Syriac word order to reflect the Greek. This translation technique confirms what is known about Greek-to-Syriac translation technique in the sixth-century during which there was an intentional movement toward a more word-for-word translation. This technique was still in flux throughout the sixth-century until the creation of the hyper-literal Harclean version in the early seventh-century.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Philoxenus of Mabbug
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible Translation : Modern Translations : Syriac
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