Evangelical Textual Criticism

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Does anyone know where I. Avinery's thesis is?

One interesting work from the point of view of textual criticism of the Syriac Old Testament is a thesis by the late Iddo Avinery on the Syntax of the Syriac Pentateuch (written in modern Hebrew with French summary). When I tried to get hold of it some years ago (probably around 1994-5) I was told that there was only one copy in Israel and that this could not be removed. Copying it would cost about 200 dollars. I ended up viewing it in the Peshitta Institute in Leiden. Anyway, I have the late Michael Weitzman's notes on the thesis - I may even have some of my own notes somewhere (!), but I'd be very interested to know if there is any copy of the thesis residing in Britain.

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