LINGUIST List 32.817

Thu Mar 04 2021

Books: The Western Karaim Torah: Németh

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 03-Mar-2021
From: Clovis Jaillet <JailletBrill.com>
Subject: The Western Karaim Torah: Németh
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Title: The Western Karaim Torah
Subtitle: A Critical Edition of a Manuscript from 1720
Series Title: Languages of Asia
Published: 2021
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.com

Book URL: https://brill.com/view/title/57179?contents=editorial-content

Author: Michał Németh
Electronic: ISBN: 9789004447370 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 289
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004426580 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 289
Abstract:

This volume offers the critical edition and an English translation of the oldest translation of the Pentateuch into Western Karaim copied in 1720 by Simcha ben Chananel (died 1723). The manuscript was compared against several other Karaim translations of the Torah as well as with the standard text of the Hebrew Bible. The author provides a description of the manuscript’s language and an outline of the history of Western Karaim translations of the Torah to better understand the its philological and historical background.

Linguistic Field(s): Translation

Subject Language(s): Karaim (kdr)

Written In: English (eng)

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