By Janet W. Dyk
Utilizing the VU collage syntactically analyzed, hiearchically dependent database of historic languages, the authors in comparison the Masoretic textual content of Kings to the Syriac Peshitta translation. The middle query during this comparability is: which deviations among the 2 texts are regarding the necessities of the precise language platforms, that are concerning different elements of the interpretation method, and that are on the topic of the transmission heritage of the translated textual content? even though linguistic and text-historical techniques vary in procedure and concentration, study into historic biblical translations needs to take either into consideration. at the foundation of a synoptic matching at clause point, corresponding words in the clauses are matched, and corresponding phrases inside words. a call out of a wealth of precise changes therefore delivered to mild are mentioned on the syntactic point at which the phenomenon most closely fits: observe, word, clause and above the clause.
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13 It is thus plausible that Syriac syntax does not require the subject to be placed after the first verb. 15 The fact that the sequence ܘܩܡ ܐܙܠoccurs in the following verse (v. 50) may be of relevance. 15. 1Kgs 1:51a ܘܐܚܕܓܘܣܐ ܒܩ????ܢܬܐ ܕܡܕܒܚܐ ‘and he grasped the horns of the altar’ 12 Thus in Gen 25:8; Ex 12:28; Num 11:4; Josh 8:14; 10:5; 22:9; Judg 19:6; 1Sam 25:42; 2Sam 6:2; 1 Kgs 10:29; 2 Kgs 1:13; 13:21; 19:36. We thank Constantijn Sikkel for having extracted this list of instances from the WIVU-database using the Emdros search engine.
In 1Kgs 2:4 the harmonization with 1Kgs 8:25 is only partial, since the reading ܒܪܐfrom 1Kgs 8:25 has not been adopted. 34 The reason for the harmonizations in 1 Kgs 1:48; 8:25 could be that in the context of these passages ܒܪܐ, ‘son’, is a more accurate reference to Solomon than ܓܒܪܐ, ‘man’. 1Kgs 2:4, then, was not altered in a similar fashion because the mentioning of ‘your sons’ earlier in the verse made it sufficiently clear that ܓܒܪܐhad to be understood as a reference to one of David’s descendants.
In vv. 5–6, the first part of the section, the btr exhibits two differences vis-à-vis the Masoretic text that are not shared by 9a1: 1. In v. 6 it has the plus ܠܗafter ܘܥܒܕ. 2. V. 5 is introduced by the interjection ܘܗܫܐ. Here 9a1 offers ܐܦ, which is closer to וגםof the Masoretic text. These two btr-readings strengthen the correspondence between the two parts: the phrase ܘܥܒܕ ܠܗ, ‘and do to him’, in v. 6 not only mirrors ܕܥܒܕ ܠܝ ܝܘܐܒin v. 5, but also corresponds to ܕܬܥܒܕ ܠܗin v.