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This chapter studies the Syriac variants that differ from the Masoretic texts (MT) because of a particular interpretation of the translator. In these cases, the deviation must be attributed to a translation that is not the one expected in view of the characteristics of Psalter of the Peshitta (P-Ps) studied so far. Therefore, the differences in question will no longer be due to the spirit or character of the language (translation technique) but to particular interpretations of the translator. These interpretations include cases ranging from translations based on context or formal equivalences to harmonizations with other passages or deviations for theological reasons. Both objective and subjective factors are involved in these particular interpretations: from the objective difficulty of the source text to the translator's attentiveness or his very theology. The study of these particular interpretations will, additionally, be able to contribute to the clarification of the identity of the translator.

Keywords: Christain translator; harmonizations; Masoretic texts (MT); Psalter of the Peshitta (P-Ps); syriac variants; theological system



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