3750Re: [ANE-2] Re: Richard Steiner and the London Medical Papyrus
- Jan 30, 2007Ariel,
1) Sorry I omitted the n is "Faulkner" several times. I have a cut under the fingernail of my right index finger, and hitting "n" is painful.
2) Steiner says there are 20 Biblical words in the texts and makes a big deal out of "Eve" and the snake. That's where the ball leaves the court of the experts in Egyptology and bounces in the area of the parishioners, who have lived and breathed the Bible all their lives.
3) Utterance 232 is Demotic. That's why I said "Demotic translation". It's a good test case to compare the modi-operandi of the scholars involved. I didn't know there were a number of different Vorlages floating around.
4) I'm waiting for the JNES article "Northwest Semitic Incantations in an Egyptian Medical Papyrus" (JNES 51,3 1992, 191-200) to arrive.
PS Aren't there Egyptologists who can offer their 2 cents?
"Ariel L. Szczupak" <ane.als@...> wrote:
At 10:29 PM 1/29/2007, Andrew Fincke wrote:
>Ariel,No, let's not. Sorry. Two reasons.
>Let's compare Steiner with Mercer and Faulkner at Utterance 232, the
>first one of Steiner's.
In order to verify Steiner's work at the specific sign level, you
need the source he used. He says he used mostly Allen, "The Ancient
Egyptian Pyramid Texts", 2005. And he says that in some cases he
preferred other translations, but these cases are not specified
explicitly in the lecture. For those cases you'd need a "regular"
paper with bibliographical references and footnotes explaining why
Steiner chose a specific translation over Allen's recent one.
The second reason is personal. I have basic knowledge in Egyptian but
I haven't worked on Egyptian texts in many years, I'm not up to date
on recent developments (which are not trivial) and I don't have the
necessary reference books on Egyptian. I'm not in a position to
criticize Egyptian translation choices.
>At 232 Steiner's Demotic translation ..."Demotic"?
[100% bona fide dilettante ... delecto ergo sum!]
Ariel L. Szczupak
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