A Handbook on Isaiah by Jan De Waard

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By Jan De Waard

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scholars and students can also be happy to discover that de Waard summarizes the arguments and rankings of the Hebrew outdated testomony textual content Project.

Because the ultimate file of the HOTTP was once released in French and was once the paintings of textual critics instead of translation experts, its useful contribution was once stumbled on to have sensible barriers. DeWaard's paintings can be necessary since it examines 3 significant Jewish types as well as the Christian models chosen via the venture for study.

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

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Da wird es gelten” (Ehrlich, 11). 10 at the same time. A number of translations follow the conjectural imperative vocalization in verse 19 without signaling this in a footnote. g. 19). The vast majority of translations follow the Hebrew in verse 19, but they render awOB in verse 10 as an imperative. g. 19). 10 as an absolute in˜nitive. 19). Proposals of Translation Translators should not give in to the conjectural vocalization in verse 19. They are even urged not to render the form in verse 10 as an imperative and to prefer the interpretation of the form as an absolute in˜nitive.

M has received a mixed B/C rating for the following reasons: (1) even if G would have read a hophal form of the ˜rst verb, it could not have done so in the case of the two remaining verbs, which are in the singular, whereas Hebrew syntax would require a plural with the two dual forms for “ears” and “eyes”; (2) G and 1Q-a only have in common the fact that they have avoided a statement according to which God would have ordered the prophet to make the mind of the people dull, etc. In other words, one faces here a modi˜cation for theological reasons.

For in 1Q-a an important space separates hmb from tbxm, and since such spaces have a semantic function in this manuscript, hmb can only be taken with the following, and not with the preceding information. Iwry’s interpretation is therefore to be excluded and hmb should probably be considered to be a full spelling of μb. As to G, it is not a witness of an older and more authentic text, but the translator must have jumped from tbxm to htbxm and omitted words by “homoioarcton,” an identical beginning of words.

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