The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah: First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version

The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah: First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version

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The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah: First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version by Benyamim Tsedaka


This landmark volume presents the first-ever English translation of the ancient Israelite Samaritan version of the Pentateuch, or Torah. A text of growing interest and importance in the field of biblical studies, the Samaritan Pentateuch preserves a version of the Hebrew text distinct from the traditional Masoretic Text that underlies modern Bible translations.

Benyamim Tsedaka's expert English translation of the Samaritan Pentateuch is here laid out parallel to the more familiar Masoretic Text, highlighting the more than 6,000 differences between the two versions. In addition to extensive explanatory notes in the margins throughout, the book's detailed appendices show affinities between the Samaritan and Septuagint versions and between the Samaritan and Dead Sea Scroll texts. Concluding the volume is a categorical name index containing a wealth of comparative information.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802865199
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/26/2013
Pages: 558
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author


Benyamim Tsedaka is head of the A. B. Institute ofSamaritan Studies in Holon, Israel, and founding editor of abiweekly Samaritan newsmagazine published in fourlanguages.,

Sharon Sullivan is North American representative of the A.B. Institute of Samaritan Studies.,

James H. Charlesworth is George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature and Director and Editor of the Dead Sea Scrolls Project at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very impressed with his astute and scholarly translation of the Samaritan text.