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  • James R. Adair
    ... Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 17:13:37 +0100 (MET) From: M.F.J. Baasten To: tc-list@scholar.cc.emory.edu Some time ago, a new
    Message 1 of 1714 , Jul 20 12:51 AM
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      Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 17:13:37 +0100 (MET)
      From: M.F.J. Baasten <BAASTEN@...>
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      Some time ago, a new mailing list was set up by the Leiden
      Peshitta Institute in order to discuss topics relating to the

      To subscribe send an email to listserv@... with the
      message: subscribe peshitta

      For further information contact Dr. Konrad Jenner

      -- Martin Baasten

      Martin F.J. Baasten - Department of Hebrew, Aramaic and
      Ugaritic Languages and Cultures - University of Leiden
      P.O.B. 9515 - NL-2300 RA Leiden - Tel.: +31-71.527.2948
      Fax: +31-71.527.2939 - email: Baasten@...

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      From: IN%"JENNER@..." 17-JUL-1996 16:52
      To: IN%"Peshitta@..."
      Subj: report Peshitta workshop December 1995

      Workshop on "The Peshitta of the Old Testament": 18-19
      December 1995.

      On 18 and 19 December 1995, the "Leiden Institute for the
      Study of Religions" (LISOR) and the "School for Asian, African
      and Amerindian Studies" jointly organized a workshop devoted
      to "The Peshitta of the Old Testament. Text, Standardization,
      Early Transmission. Methodological Questions".
      Besides dr. M.P. Weitzman (University College, London),
      who delivered two main lectures, some Leiden scholars and
      Ph.D. candidates presented parts of their research. Other
      important participants were dr. M.D. Koster, whose
      dissertation of 1977 (on The Peshitta of Exodus) laid the
      foundation for all subsequent research on the textual history
      of the Old Testament Peshitta, and dr. A. K. Juckel (Institut
      f r Neutestamentliche Textforschung, M nster/Westf.), who is
      responsible for the Syriac edition of the New Testament.
      In his first lecture ("Between Judaism and Christianity.
      The Origin of the Peshitta"), M.P. Weitzman unfolded his
      intriguing theory on the origin of the Old Testament Peshitta,
      seen by him as the product of a non-rabbinic Jewish community,
      which gradually moved away from Judaism and eventually adopted
      Christianity. In the course of this process, the Peshitta
      translations of the different books of the Hebrew Bible would
      have come into existence.
      The question of the earliest accessible text forms of the
      Peshitta was dealt with in two papers, by R.B. ter Haar Romeny
      and by A.G.P. Janson, devoted to the Syriac Bible quotations
      in the Genesis Commentaries of the 4th century authors
      Eusebius of Emesa and Ephrem the Syrian. Despite some
      noteworthy variants, there can be no doubt that both authors
      used a version of the Peshitta which only slightly differed
      from the text as it is presently known.
      A. Juckel's illuminating presentation of the methods
      adopted for the edition of the Syriac New Testament brought to
      light some interesting parallels as well as discrepancies
      between the M nster and Leiden Institutes (dealing with the
      Peshitta New and Old Testament respectively). Prof. A. van der
      Kooij gave a survey of the textual problems in the Peshitta
      text of Genesis 6:1-4 and dr. K.D. Jenner, director of the
      Peshitta Institute, draw the attention to Jacob of Edessa and
      his revision of the Peshitta.
      M.P. Weitzman's second lecture ("Reconstructing the
      Peshitta. Methodological Questions"), which concluded the
      workshop, was a detailed and well-structured exposition of the
      various methodological problems with which Peshitta editors
      have to cope. Dr. P.B. Dirksen and Prof. J. Cook
      (Stellenbosch), both involved in the Leiden Peshitta edition,
      responded to Weitzman's presentation, whereas the other
      participants as well actively took part in the following
      discussion. The exchange of ideas between scholars and
      students who, with different backgrounds and interests, are
      all working in the field of Peshitta studies proved to be most
      fruitful and stimulating.

      Luk Van Rompay

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    • Julian Goldberg
      The complete Hebrew Scriptures (Hebrew Bible) or TANAKH (Torah-Law, Neviim-Prophets, Ketuvim-Writings) based on the Masoretic Hebrew text with vowels and
      Message 1714 of 1714 , Feb 4, 1997
        The complete Hebrew Scriptures (Hebrew Bible) or TANAKH (Torah-Law,
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        with vowels and cantillation marks in one complete compact black hard
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        have been arranged according to traditional chapter and verse divisions
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