Monday, March 22, 2004
ARAMAIC WATCH: A new translation of the Syriac Bible (the Peshitta) is in the works at the Peshitta Institute in Leiden. It's called The New English Annotated Translation of the Syriac Bible. There's an abstract of an article on it in Aramaic Studies 2.1: "The New English Annotated Translation of the Syriac Bible (NEATSB): Retrospect and Prospect". A conference was held on it in Leiden in 1999 and there is a conference report on the Hugoye website. And there will be a seminar on the translation ("The Bible of Edessa") at the eighteenth congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament in Leiden this August. Bas ter Haar Romeny has details in a post on the Hugoye list.