The Gospel of Mark in the Syriac Harklean Version: An edition based upon the earliest witnesses

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Gregorian Biblical BookShop, Apr 2, 2015 - Religion - 208 pages
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This edition of the Harklean version of the Gospel of Mark fills a well-known desideratum in the field of the New Testament textual criticism. Based upon manuscript Chaldean 25 from the depository of the Chaldean Antonian Order of St. Hormizd (O.A.O.C.), this edition describes and collates the surviving Harklean manuscripts from the first millennium. The first critical apparatus reports variants to the lemma while a second apparatus reports variants in the marginal readings. Colour images from the manuscripts are included so that the reader can fully appreciate the Harklean tradition and understand how the apparatuses were created. The introduction explains the system of text division, the marginalia, the diacritics and the other punctuation marks in the Harklean traditions. Special attention is given to the meaning of the critical signs that Thomas of Harqel employed in his creation of a new Syriac translation of the New Testament.

 

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Contents

ANOVERVIEW OF THE HARKLEAN VERSION
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THE HARKLEAN MANUSCRIPTS
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METHODOLOGY
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THE HARKLEAN TRADITION
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Dr. Samer Yohanna’s fine monograph marks a very substantial progress on previous editions of the Gospel of Mark in the Harklean version, most particulary by its excellent apparatus critici, both for the text and for the highly significant marginalia, which will allow future scholars to reach different interpretations of the evidence, and by its convincing-though avowedly provisional-diagram illustrating the relationships between the earliest manuscripts, far more complex than a traditional stemma codicum.Prof. Riccardo Contini, University of Naples “L’Orientale”.

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