On the Problems of the Arabic Translation of the Samaritan Pentateuch

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Preferred Citation

Macuch, Rudolf. “On the Problems of the Arabic Translation of the Samaritan Pentateuch.” Israel Oriental Studies 9 (1979): 147–73.

Abstract

This review article is essentially a summary of Shehadeh's unpublished doctoral thesis {https://www.zotero.org/groups/538215/biblia_arabica/items/itemKey/QEBUX9IC} with occasional comments interspersed in the text or given in the footnotes. As to the possibility of Abū l-Ḥasan being the translator of the old Samaritan version and the interpetation of Abū Saʿīd's introduction, Macuch expresses some disagreement with Shehadeh's conclusions. Shehadeh's presentation of the linguistic and translational features of the old and the revised translation (chapter 4) are followed rather closely, up to the point of being at times a mere translation into English. The reviewer concludes with mainly positive remarks, praising the usefulness and broad scope of the work.

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Article

Title: On the Problems of the Arabic Translation of the Samaritan Pentateuch

Author: Rudolf Macuch

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Publication

Title: Israel Oriental Studies

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Date of Publication: 1979

Pages: 147-173

Volume: 9

Subject Headings

Old Testament  Jewish  Samaritan  Pentateuch  Hebrew  Abū Saʿīd  Saadiah Gaon 

Cited Manuscripts

Berlin, Staatsbibliothek, Or. Qu. 1082  Cambridge, Cambridge University Library, Add. 714  Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Or. 112 (formerly 21)  London, British Library, Add. 19011  London, British Library, Or. 7562  Nablus, Samaritan Synagogue, 6  Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, Or. 139  Oxford, Bodleian Libraries, Or. 345  Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Ar. 5  Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, Ar. 6  Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Barberini Or. 1 
 

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