[B-Greek] GREEK OT Pseudepigrapha in English?
James M. Darlack
jdarlack at gmail.com
Mon Apr 4 13:11:36 EDT 2005
To Ken P: I'm sorry, Ken, I did not want to give the impression that Denis' Concordance was still in print--just available at libraries, etc.
To Jim W: I own a copy of Charlesworth's OTP! It is indeed a fantastic piece of work. The problem with Charlesworth's OTP, Charles' APOT and Spark's AOT is that often the English translations are based upon more complete manuscripts (that are often found in languages other than Greek, like Ethiopic, Coptic, Latin or Syriac). This means that a student is NOT working on an actual translation of the Greek OTP, but often a translation of an ancient translation of the Greek OTP with various interpolations that have been thrown in that do not have a bearing on our understanding of a particular Greek word or construction. Hence, there seems to be a need for the GREEK texts to be translated (without use of the other languages, except in textual criticism issues). I am not diminishing the value of Charlesworth in any way, but one runs into quite a few obstacles trying to piece together how the Greek fragments of Jubilees compare with the text used in Charlesworth's edition (and this example could be repeated elsewhere).
Thanks for your response!
Ken Penner wrote:
>I didn't know Denis' Concordance Grecque
>was still in print. Where can one find a copy?
Jim West wrote:
>James Charelesworth edited the OTP in two volumes that are
>tremendous. Brilliant historical introductions and very fine
>translations by the leading scholars in the field.
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