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], New Revised Standard Version [ NRSV ], New English Translation [ NET ]) or the imperatival ‘Look!’ (so Common English Bible [ CEB ], New American Standard Bible [ NASB ], New International Version [ NIV ], New Living Translation [ NLT ]). 55 Both are understandable translations. A contrastive element

In: Aramaic Studies
Author: Eva Tyrell

material remains, written documents, research, or their own experience, and they also make an effort for verisimilitude by creating the impression that the events are “true to life”. 13 Equally conducive in a different vein is the narrative representation of experientiality. 14 Claims to explanatory

In: Strategies of Persuasion in Herodotus’ Histories and Genesis–Kings
Author: Eva Tyrell

if the past world to be narratively constructed is quite different from our present actual world, as is, say, the life of women cellists in seventeenth to eighteenth-century Italy? If I were to write a history about these cellists, should my narrator be my contemporary or that of the musicians? Will

In: Strategies of Persuasion in Herodotus’ Histories and Genesis–Kings
Author: Eva Tyrell

their leaders after Joshua, to the standards and laws of the Torah. Since the condition for living in the promised land is faithfulness to the words of the Torah, the Torah of Deuteronomy is established as a metatext or foil through which the following chapters of Israel’s history should be read. If

In: Strategies of Persuasion in Herodotus’ Histories and Genesis–Kings

the Syriac version does not suggest a preference for poverty at all. Rather, Ben Sira asserts that a person should not accumulate wealth by living as a poor person, and should use his wealth in his life because one does not know when he will die. In fact, the general sense is quite the opposite of a

In: Aramaic Studies

Mahlon and Chilion died because they had married foreign women. The benefits of a pious life are quickly made clear as well when it is announced in 1.6 that the famine in Israel has been lifted ‘because of the merit of Ibzan the judge and his prayers , which he prayed before the Lord’. Boaz

In: Aramaic Studies
Author: Nili Wazana

saying. 11 For Amos has said, ‘Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall be exiled from its soil.’” 12 Amaziah also said to Amos, “Seer, off with you to the land of Judah! Earn your living there, and do your prophesying there. 13 But don’t ever prophesy again at Bethel; for it is a king

In: Vetus Testamentum
Author: Stefanie Rudolf

Orthodox Patriarch Barsoum: ‘As for the ancient pseudo-alchemy, the Syrians were motivated by the Christian teaching and practice to reject it as they also rejected the absurdities of astrology.’ 3 But this is just one side of the coin following the Augustan History ( Historia Augusta ), a late Roman

In: Aramaic Studies

texts usually do, speak about the words ‘God’, ‘beginning’, ‘creating’, ‘heaven’, etc., while also speaking about the objects. Targum is thus characterized by use of the object language, but motivated (at least partly) by a meta-linguistic reflection on the meaning of words, namely those of the biblical

In: Aramaic Studies
Author: Alinda Damsma

Polyglot Bible (1569/73) reads ‮כמחזי אדם‬‎. These translations may be the work of later tradents who, living at a time when Targum Jonathan had lost its function in public worship, did not consider the mentioning of God’s humanlike form doctrinally dangerous. 27 Now that we have taken note of the

In: Aramaic Studies