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The Peshitta: Its Use in Literature and Liturgy: Papers Read at the Third Peshitta Symposium
Haar†Romeny, Bas†ter, editor

Leiden: Brill, 2006 pp. xxiv + 412. $188.00

Series Information
Monographs of the Peshitta Institute Leiden, 15


Description: For the first time, this volume brings together biblical scholars and specialists in Syriac liturgy and patristic literature. It contains introductory essays on the Syriac versions in the liturgy, the Syriac Old Testament commentary tradition, and the challenges posed to exegetes by the different Syriac versions of the New Testament, written by the leading scholars in the field. Twenty-one further contributions discuss the patristic and liturgical evidence for the development of the text of the Peshitta and other Syriac versions, as well as the reception and use of those versions in the exegesis and liturgy of the Syriac Churches. These studies are fully updated versions of the papers read at the Third Peshitta Symposium, held in Leiden, 12-15 August 2001.

Subjects: Methods, Linguistics, Syriac

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Review by Robert A. Kitchen
Published 10/4/2008
Citation: Robert A. Kitchen, review of Bas ter Haar Romeny, ed., The Peshitta: Its Use in Literature and Liturgy: Papers Read at the Third Peshitta Symposium, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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