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Studies in Biblical Philology and Lexicography


Edited by Daniel King
This volume offers papers that emerged from the meeting of the International Syriac Language Project (ISLP) which took place at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, in September 2016, and at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, in August 2017. The ISLP invites research not only into Syriac, but extends its range to all ancient language lexicography. Hence its proceedings enrich the whole field of Syriac, Hebrew, and Greek lexicography. The ISLP especially encourages research into the interfaces between these languages, and hence the current volume contains a number of papers on translation equivalence: Hebrew-Greek, Hebrew-Syriac, and Greek-Syriac. Other philologically focused pieces explore matters relating to textual and manuscript traditions. All of these are preceded in the present volume by an extensive review of the production and achievements of the ISLP to date.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-4035-6
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jun 3,2019
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 267
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4035-6
$125.00
$87.50

This volume offers papers that emerged from the meeting of the International Syriac Language Project (ISLP) which took place at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, in September 2016, and at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, in August 2017. The ISLP invites research not only into Syriac, but extends its range to all ancient language lexicography. Hence its proceedings enrich the whole field of Syriac, Hebrew, and Greek lexicography. The ISLP especially encourages research into the interfaces between these languages, and hence the current volume contains a number of papers on translation equivalence: Hebrew-Greek, Hebrew-Syriac, and Greek-Syriac. Other philologically focused pieces explore matters relating to textual and manuscript traditions. All of these are preceded in the present volume by an extensive review of the production and achievements of the ISLP to date.

This volume offers papers that emerged from the meeting of the International Syriac Language Project (ISLP) which took place at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, in September 2016, and at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, in August 2017. The ISLP invites research not only into Syriac, but extends its range to all ancient language lexicography. Hence its proceedings enrich the whole field of Syriac, Hebrew, and Greek lexicography. The ISLP especially encourages research into the interfaces between these languages, and hence the current volume contains a number of papers on translation equivalence: Hebrew-Greek, Hebrew-Syriac, and Greek-Syriac. Other philologically focused pieces explore matters relating to textual and manuscript traditions. All of these are preceded in the present volume by an extensive review of the production and achievements of the ISLP to date.

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Contributor Biography

Daniel King

Daniel King (Lecturer in Syriac Studies and Semitic Languages, & Translation Advisor SIL International, Dept: Religious Studies, Cardiff University) studied classical languages at Cambridge before moving into the fields of Syriac studies and theology. He specializes in the period of Greek-Syriac translations in late antiquity, in both the theological and philosophical fields. He has published on the Syriac reception of Cyril of Alexandria, Aristotle, and John Philoponus, amongst others, and his recent works include The Earliest Syriac version of Aristotle’s Categories. Text and Commentary (Leiden, 2010) and The Syriac Versions of the Writings of Cyril of Alexandria. A Study in Translation Technique (Leiden, 2008).

Terry C. Falla

Terry C. Falla is co-founder with Beryl Turner of the International Syriac Language Project, and works with her on the lexicon A Key to the Peshitta Gospels.

Beryl Turner

Beryl Turner is co-founder with Terry Falla of the International Syriac Language Project, and works with him on the lexicon A Key to the Peshitta Gospels.

Mats Eskhult

Mats Eskhult is a Professor at the Department of Linguistics and Philology at Uppsala University.

Stephen Levinsohn

Jonathan Loopstra

Jonathan Loopstra is an Associate Professor of History at University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN. He holds an M.St. degree in Syriac Studies from the University of Oxford, a M.A. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America. He works primarily in the fields of Patristics and Middle Eastern Studies, with a particular interest in the history and theology of various Christian communities of the Middle East.

Janet Dyk

Jerome Lund

Jerome A. Lund (Academic Consultant, Accordance Bible Software) studied Christian theology including New Testament textual criticism and Syriac in the USA (M. Div., Los Angeles Baptist Theological Seminary) and Semitic philology in Israel (M.A., Ph.D., Hebrew University of Jerusalem). He has published articles on various Aramaic dialects including Syriac and on Hebrew in peer reviewed journals and written a number of encyclopedic type articles. He has also authored and co-authored several books including Aramaic Documents from Egypt, A Key-Word-in-Context Concordance (Eisenbrauns, 2002).

Anne Gardner

David Calabro

Godwin Mushayabasa

Laurenţiu Moţ

Table of Contents (v) 
Abbreviations (vii)

Introduction DANIEL KING (1)

The History, Aims, Ethos, and Research of the International Syriac Language Project (ISLP) TERRY FALLA AND BERYL TURNER (5)

The Elusive ‘Again’: Hebrew Two-Verb Constructions and the Particle ʿŌḏ in Greek and Aramaic Rendition MATS ESKHULT (89)

Shedding Light on the Introduction to Daniel’s Vision in Chapter 7 (Dan 7:1b–2a) ANNE E. GARDNER (101)

Development Units in Ruth STEPHEN H. LEVINSOHN (119)

The Word that was from the Beginning: Syriac Etymology in a Digital Age DAVID CALABRO (131)

The Syriac Reading Dot in Transmission: Consistency and Confusion JONATHAN LOOPSTRA (159)

The “Translation Enterprise”: Translation Universals in the Peshitta Rendering of Kings JANET DYK (177)

Aphrahat’s Use of Ezekiel and its Value for the Textual Criticism of the Peshitta JEROME A. LUND (191)

Constructing a foundation for the study of the Old Testament quotations in the Old Syriac Gospels GODWIN MUSHAYABASA (213)

When hapax legomena in the New Testament are exegetically important LAURENŢIU FLORENTIN MOŢ (233)

Index (255)

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