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Title: The Harklean Syriac version of Revelation : manuscripts, text and methodology of translation from Greek
Author: Beacham, Ian Roy
ISNI:       0000 0004 2697 3548
Awarding Body: The University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 1990
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This work concentrates solely on the Apocalypse in the Harklean Syriac tradition and is in two parts. The first deals with the manuscripts themselves, establishing what manuscripts are available of the Harklean Apocalypse and giving codicological details of them. Using these manuscripts a Comparative Text is produced of all the witnesses, which is used to show the inter-relationships of the manuscripts within the tradition. Also given is a full description of the Harklean 'critical apparatus' of asterisks, obeli, metobeli and marginalia as is found in the various manuscripts as well as 'Scholia' which also occur in the tradition. Finally, descriptions are given of the Harklean colophons found in two of the manuscripts of the Apocalypse. The second part deals with the methodology of translation from Greek used in this book. It covers grammar (verbal system, prepositions, pronouns, definite article and case system and word order) and use of vocabulary. The work presents an overall picture of the Harklean version as it is found in this book and provides data which can, in the fu ture, be used to establish the Greek Vorlage(n) of the Harklean Apocalypse.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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