Apologia; An Explanation And Defence by Edwin Abbott Abbott

Apologia; An Explanation And Defence

byEdwin Abbott Abbott

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII TO THE READER: A SUMMARY As this book is based on the six preceding parts of Diatessarica and is written largely with a view to the Eighth Part, it will be convenient here to summarise the past work and its relation to the future. I. Part I, Clue (Par. 1-272) gives specimens of error in the LXX arising mainly (i) from confusing one Hebrew word with another, (2) from combining, or "conflating," two renderings. Many instances of "conflation" are supplied in Clue from the LXX. To these, I could now add many more from the Aramaic Targums. In translating, there is a very natural tendency to "conflate." Not being quite certain that the rendering x is correct, you insert y over the line or in the margin. The scribe copying your MS. adds y to the text. So it goes down to posterity in the form x+y. It is shewn in Clue that some translators display this tendency much more than others, and that a "conflative" book must be criticized differently from a "non-conflative" one. In O.T. the First Book of Esdras and Daniel are shewn to be "conflative" versions. As regards N.T., Clue shews that Mark contains many signs of being "conflated," e.g. Mk i. 32 "It having become late (x), when the sun had set (y)," where the parallel Matthew has the first of these phrases (x) and the parallel Luke the second (y). To take another instance, Prof. Dalman asks (Words, p. 263) "Why should 'man' in Mark ii. 27 be o avOpayiros but in ii. 28 6 wo? Tov dvOpanrov?" When we examine the passage, we find that Mark says "And he said unto them, (x) The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: so that (y) The Son of man is lord even of the sabbath ": whereas Matthew and Luke say "For (y) the Son of man is lord of the sabbath." Having regard to the very many instances where Mar...

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Title:Apologia; An Explanation And DefenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217175139

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