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By Jan De Waard

ISBN-10: 157506023X

ISBN-13: 9781575060231

During this quantity, the 1st of a projected sequence at the Hebrew Bible, de Waard goals to provide translators larger perception into the point of view of the textual critic to assist them discover a sturdy base for translation. although of fundamental curiosity for translators, scholars and students may also be happy to discover that de Waard summarizes the arguments and scores of the Hebrew previous testomony textual content Project.

Because the ultimate record of the HOTTP used to be released in French and was once the paintings of textual critics instead of translation experts, its worthy contribution used to be stumbled on to have useful boundaries. DeWaard's paintings is usually necessary since it examines 3 significant Jewish types as well as the Christian types chosen through the undertaking for study.

Future volumes are deliberate to hide different parts of the Hebrew Bible/Old testomony.

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Interestingly, there is a diˆerent tendency among commentators. Since the last century (Hitzig, Roorda, Ewald, Böttcher, Delitzsch, Duhm) up till very recently (Wildberger, Clements) the emendation yzEm], “exhausted,” has been proposed on the base of Deut. 24, “exhausted from hunger,” as a better parallel with “parched with thirst” in the second half line of 13b. This purely conjectural reading has not been taken into account because of lack of textual evidence. Ehrlich refers to Gen. 30 where he remarks (1908, 176) that μytim] always has a pejorative meaning of “poor devil” and thinks (1912, 21) that M should not be changed.

Evaluation of Problems The ancient versions which took yKi as a conjunction and which connected 24b with 25, did not have many adherents. The ancient tradition, on the other hand, which glossed yKi as “this” or “all this” and which made an independent, abbreviated, sentence of a concluding nature out of 24b, had somewhat more success. ” The interpretation of yKi as a noun has, however, become most popular, although it is not entirely unproblematic (Wildberger, 136). The oldest interpretation of yKi as a noun with the meaning “burning” can only be found in the Talmud Babli (Shabbat 62b) where the Babylonian Amorite Raba (˜rst half of 4th cent.

In some languages, the metaphor may have to be changed into an idiom and the comparison kept. In others the comparison may have to be spelled out. ” The last explanation has almost universally been accepted since Roorda, especially since the same expression reoccurs in Jer. 15. In spite of all this, a B evaluation has been given to M because it is the lectio di¯cilior which is, in addition, supported by 1Q-a, V and T. ). Evaluation of Problems It is possible, indeed, to explain the shift from plural to singular in M through a change of focus.

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