Syriac Version Of The Old Testament Paperback

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Syriac Version Of The Old Testament

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While the Syriac version of the Old Testament, known as the Peshitta, was translated from a Hebrew text, it was, surprisingly, preserved by the eastern churches alone. In his book, M. W. Weitzman argues that the translation was put together in around 200 CE by a small Jewish community estranged from the Rabbinic majority. This community eventually embraced Christianity and brought the Peshitta with them.

This remarkable theory is the prelude to a comprehensive analysis of the Peshitta itself, which covers all the books in the Bible, surveys the existing scholarship and explores the relationship between the translation and the original Hebrew text. Apart from the philological detail, the book also examines the translationís historical links with Judaism and early Christianity. As a wide-ranging introduction to the subject, the book will appeal to philologists and historical linguists, as well as to biblical studies scholars and theologians.

Syriac Version Of The Old Testament by M.P. Weitzman was published by Cambridge University Press in July 2005 and is our 43493rd best seller. The ISBN for Syriac Version Of The Old Testament is 9780521017466.

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Details for Syriac Version Of The Old Testament

Page last updated 10th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (July 2005)
Number of Pages376
Thickness20 mm
Height247 mm
Width174 mm
Product Code1007396
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