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Title: The Headings of the Psalms in the East Syriac Tradition Reconsidered
Author(s): VAN ROOY, H.F.
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 89    Issue: 4   Date: 2008   
Pages: 505-525
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.89.4.3188968

Abstract :
In the first half of the previous century the headings of the Psalms in the East Syriac tradition received a lot of attention, with important contributions by scholars such as Devreesse and Vosté. In 1960 Bloemendaal published an edition of these headings. Since 1960 a number of important new manuscripts became available, as well as a translation of the commentary of Theodore and a translation of the commentary of Diodore on the first fifty Psalms. This paper deals with the light shed on the history of the East Syrian headings particularly by two manuscripts not available to Bloemendaal. The examples discussed lead one to the conclusion that 6t1, used by Bloemendaal, must not be regarded as the paradigmatic witness in all instances.

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