By M. P. Weitzman
Whereas the Syriac model of the previous testomony, often called the Peshitta, used to be translated from a Hebrew textual content, it was once, strangely, preserved via the japanese church buildings by myself. In his e-book, M. W. Weitzman argues that the interpretation used to be prepare in round 2 hundred CE by means of a small Jewish neighborhood estranged from the Rabbinic majority. This neighborhood ultimately embraced Christianity and taken the Peshitta with them. This outstanding thought is the prelude to a finished research of the Peshitta itself, which covers all of the books within the Bible, surveys the present scholarship and explores the connection among the interpretation and the unique Hebrew textual content. except the philological element, the publication additionally examines the translation's ancient hyperlinks with Judaism and early Christianity. As a wide-ranging advent to the topic, the booklet will entice philologists and historic linguists, in addition to to religious study students and theologians.
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24:16 that Jehoiada "ran many races for the Temple" is modelled on the phraseology of the Greek games rather than anything in Hebrew, and no literal retroversion can have stood in the Vorlage. Tov, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, Minneapolis 1992, pp. 25-39. "Plain exegesis" can be defined as what "corresponds to the totality of the meaning(s) intended by the writer"; see Loewe, "The 'Plain' Meaning of Scripture", pp. 141-2. 15 16 Relationship between Hebrew and Syriac texts or a development thereof, or both may be separate developments from some supposed earlier reading.
G. (a) MT 1 Kings 3:22 ,, n>an as'? kj^yf^o "adorn thyself in thy garments" Again at Dan. 2:24 MT has nai ^ap "therefore", which P heightens to i ^ i u D cnao "at that very hour". Further examples are given on pp. 33-6 below. The translators may also modernise the text to take account of conditions in their own day. g. Qardu (Kurdistan) for Ararat, as noted below. The monetary unit hpE is occasionally modernised to r ^ i « or k ' - u ^ j b k ' (stater)* while ma becomes k ' i g i or rmn. At Ezra 8:25, precious metals used as media of exchange are weighed in MT but counted (as coins) in P.
G. Lev. 11:3 r C - i i o i ^ for m a nbVft Job 1:22 . co-fo^ for HDE? g. Lev. 16:4