• The Philoxenian Gospels as Reconstructed from the Writings of Philoxenus of Mabbug

    Author(s):
    James Walters (see profile)
    Date:
    2010
    Group(s):
    Religious Studies
    Subject(s):
    Early Christianity, New Testament textual criticism
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    gospels, harklean, peshitta, philoxenos, syriac
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M61G9P
    Abstract:
    This study presents the data for the text of the Philoxenian version for various Gospel passages as those texts can be reconstructed from the citations of Philoxenos. Several trends of translation technique become evident within the Philoxenian version: lexical changes for more accurate translation, attempts at more accurate and consistent translation of verb tense, lexical omissions and additions based on the Greek text, and alterations in the Syriac word order to reflect the Greek. This translation technique confirms what is known about Greek-to-Syriac translation technique in the sixth-century during which there was an intentional movement toward a more word-for- word translation. This technique was still in flux throughout the sixth-century until the creation of the hyper-literal Harclean version in the early seventh-century.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Journal:
    Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies
    Volume:
    13
    Issue:
    2
    Start Page:
    177
    End Page:
    249
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 weeks ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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