The Ethiopic Text of the Book of Ezekiel: A Critical Edition

ISBN : 9780198261841

Michael A. Knibb
256 Pages
162 x 240 mm
Pub date
Jul 2015
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Ezekiel is one of the few books of the Ethiopic Old Testament of which no critical edition has hitherto existed, and the aim of this work is to fill that gap. It provides a critical edition of the oldest accessible text of the Geez version and is based on a collation of fifteen manuscripts. The Ethiopic version is a daughter version of the Septuagint, and the work sheds light on the character of the original translation and on its subsequent history. The latter included the revision of the translation in the early mediaeval period, which was in part influenced by a Syriac-based Arabic version, and a further revision of the translation based on the Masoretic text.


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The Ethiopic Text of Ezekiel
The C-Text and the Eth II Text of Ezekiel 40

About the author: 

Michael Knibb is Samuel Davidson Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Studies at King's College London. He studied in London, New York, and Oxford and was awarded a PhD degree of the University of London at the School of Oriental and African Studies in 1974. His previous publications in the Ethiopic field include The Ethiopic Book of Enoch: A New Edition in the Light of the Aramaic Dead Sea Fragments (OUP, 1978) and the published version of his Schweich Lectures, Translating the Bible: The Ethiopic Version of the Old Testament (OUP, 1999).

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