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Reviews 131- REVIEWS Craig E. Morrison, The Character of the Syriac Version of the First Book of Samuel (MPIL, 11; Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2001), xvi + 173 pp. Euro 66. 1 This volume is a revision of Morrison’s PhD dissertation, written under the supervision of Stephen Pisano, SJ, and Piet Dirksen and defended at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome in 1995. The text of the books of Samuel is one of the most challenging objects of text-critical study for the Old Testament scholar. In the text- critical study of these books, the Ancient Versions play an important role, especially because of the textual status of the MT of Samuel, which has been characterized as ’incomplete and difficult’.’ However, before using the readings of any version for a text-critical evaluation of the MT, one should examine this version’s unique character. The aim of the volume under review is to give such an examination of the translation techniques and exegetical character of the Syriac version of 1 Samuel (= P). Chapter 1 is an introductory chapter. It presents the status quaes- tionis of Peshitta studies. The following items are discussed: (1) the question of the source text of the Peshitta: http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aramaic Studies Brill

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Brill
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© 2003 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1477-8351
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1745-5227
DOI
10.1163/000000003780094153
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131- REVIEWS Craig E. Morrison, The Character of the Syriac Version of the First Book of Samuel (MPIL, 11; Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2001), xvi + 173 pp. Euro 66. 1 This volume is a revision of Morrison’s PhD dissertation, written under the supervision of Stephen Pisano, SJ, and Piet Dirksen and defended at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome in 1995. The text of the books of Samuel is one of the most challenging objects of text-critical study for the Old Testament scholar. In the text- critical study of these books, the Ancient Versions play an important role, especially because of the textual status of the MT of Samuel, which has been characterized as ’incomplete and difficult’.’ However, before using the readings of any version for a text-critical evaluation of the MT, one should examine this version’s unique character. The aim of the volume under review is to give such an examination of the translation techniques and exegetical character of the Syriac version of 1 Samuel (= P). Chapter 1 is an introductory chapter. It presents the status quaes- tionis of Peshitta studies. The following items are discussed: (1) the question of the source text of the Peshitta:

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