Title

Book Review: The Syriac Versions of Ezra-Nehemiah: Manuscripts and Editions,Translation Technique and Its Use in Textual Criticism (trans. Michael Tait; BibOr 51;Rome: Gregorian & Biblical Press, 2013)

Keywords

Syriac, Gregorian, Biblical Studies, Christianity

Abstract

Balzaretti’s analysis of the Syriac version of Ezra-Nehemiah (EN) is an exemplary contribution to Peshitta studies. B. is in full command of the broad range of disciplines and subject matter through which the scholar must traverse in order to treat the Vorlage, translation, and transmission of a Peshitta text—and ultimately to make text-critical judgments with respect to the Peshitta and its value for the text criticism of the Hebrew Bible. Thus,B.’s study is an essential companion not only to the recently published fascicle of the Leiden Peshitta (IV, 4) but also to the fascicle of BHQ for EN, which makes far greater use of the Peshitta than any previous edition.

Original Publication Citation

Review of Claudio Balzaretti, The Syriac Versions of Ezra-Nehemiah: Manuscripts and Editions, Translation Technique and Its Use in Textual Criticism. trans. Michael Tait; Biblica et Orientalia 51; Rome: Gregorian & Biblical Press, 2013 (Catholic Biblical Quarterly 77 [2015]: 128-29).

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

Academia

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Staff/Researcher

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