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5 - Translation and/as Rewriting

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 June 2020

Molly M. Zahn
Affiliation:
University of Kansas, Lawrence
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Argues that translation constitutes a distinct form of rewriting, with a distinctive range of functions that overlap with the functions of same-language rewriting. Examines the differing functions of translation in the books of the Greek Bible, the rabbinic Targumim, and the Genesis Apocryphon from Qumran, and highlights connections to other forms of rewriting.

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Genres of Rewriting in Second Temple Judaism
Scribal Composition and Transmission
, pp. 137 - 168
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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