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Bibil Identifier bibil:239168
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Arabic Versions of the Pentateuch
Title (English, ) A Comparative Study of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Sources
Author Vollandt, Ronny
Series Biblia Arabica (Volume: 2)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 20424
Place 222.02
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-28991-8
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xvi Pages
329 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Ronny Vollandt’s Arabic Versions of the Pentateuch is without a doubt the most important study of the Bible in Arabic to appear in recent decades. He combines close textual study of the earliest Arabic version of the Pentateuch, translated from the Syriac Peshitta in the early ninth century CE, with a masterful overview of Arabic Bible translations in general and their importance for the history of the largely Jewish and Christian communities in which they were produced. The book is a ground-breaking contribution to a long neglected area of study that is crucial to the history of the relations between Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Vollandt prepares the way for future scholars of the Bible in Arabic in many ways, one of the most important of them being his careful listing and description of all the available manuscripts of the Pentateuch in Arabic translation, scattered in libraries around the world or available in digitized form. His method of analyzing the Arabic translators’ technique of translation is masterful and sets a new standard for this exacting task, which, when well done, tells the historian much about the circumstances in synagogue or church life in which the translation was produced. Vollandt’s Arabic Versions of the Pentateuch is a must-read for any future scholar who would study the Arabic translation of a biblical book and one hopes that his success will inspire a new generation to discover the joys and benefits of Arabic Bible research.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Arabic Versions
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Syriac Versions : Peshitta
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Coptic Versions
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : Middle Ages : Saadiah Gaon
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Samaritan Text
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Islam
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Codicology / Manuscripts
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ecdotics
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