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Textual criticism, translation studies, and Symmachus’s version in the Book of Job

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The late second century CE translator/reviser Symmachus took a very different approach to the versions of his predecessor Aquila. His renderings do not appear to have survived in Jewish circles but were much admired by early Christian scholars, thanks to their preservation in Origen’s Hexapla. However, for textual critics of the Hebrew Bible Symmachus’ free approach has limited his value since his readings cannot be easily retroverted, unlike those of Aquila or Theodotion. In the case of the ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1163/2589255X-bja10008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Sub department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
Mansfield College
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Publisher:
Brill
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Textus More from this journal
Volume:
30
Issue:
1
Pages:
43-63
Publication date:
2020-06-26
Acceptance date:
2020-03-25
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2589-255X
ISSN:
0082-3767
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1096876
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pubs:1096876
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2020-03-27

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