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Bibil Identifier bibil:237828
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Remark on the Form of Greek Loanwords in the Targum
Author Heijmans, Shai
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 12, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 27-31 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Greek loanwords have often been prone to spelling mistakes made by copyists. However, not all 'mismatches' with the Greek spelling should be considered mistakes; in fact some 'mismatches' can be explained as preserving the original pronunciation of the words during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Greek loanwords in Hebrew and Aramaic may in some cases represent the original pronunciation even better than contemporary documents written in Greek, due to the conservative nature of orthography. The author discusses three such possible cases.
DOI 10.1163/17455227-01201003
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Greek : Themes
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Targums
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Middle Aramaic
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes
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