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Pietersma, Albert

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Works: 40 works in 146 publications in 8 languages and 3,441 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Legends  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: BS1433, 221.48
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Most widely held works by Albert Pietersma
A new English translation of the Septuagint and the other Greek translations traditionally included under that title ( )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A New English Translation of the Septuagint" (NETS) because ... LXX experts had been hard at work to give us a long overdue scholarly translation that would supersede the older, widely-familiar translation of Sir Lancelot C.L. Brenton. ... A satisfactory translation ... [with] brief-but-helpful introductions to each individual book of the LXX in which the history, background, Greek text used, and translation techniques / difficulties of the particular book are addressed. A bonus is that the translations of the Book of Daniel, as well as the apocryphal additions of 'Susanna' and 'Bel and the Dragon', contain both the Old Greek version and the later translation by Theodotion in parallel columns; other books which also have two distinctly different Greek texts, such as Judges and Esther, receive the same treatment ... The translators had used the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) as the base text for NETS. Editors Albert Pietersma and Benjamin G. Wright use a considerable percentage of their foreword to the reader to explain the rationale for this decision, and they admit that it 'perhaps needs some justification.' They believe that using the NRSV as a base text was 'the more practical and economical' approach and assert that NETS is 'not intended to be the-NRSV-once-over-lightly but rather a genuine representation of the Greek.' The purpose behind this decision was so that the user of NETS 'should be able to utilize it to the greatest degree achievable (within set parameters) in a comparative study of the Hebrew and Greek texts, albeit in English translation.' ... The translators used the Goettingen Septuagint editions for those books in the LXX for which a Goettingen editon is available (they did use Rahlfs' edition for the remaining books). ... The books of the Goettingen Septuagint are the foremost critical editions available today; however, they are not widely available (and, therefore, not likely to be affordable for the average lay reader/scholar who could track down copies of the books) ... The foreword states that NETS is intended for 'a biblically well-educated audience' which 'has a more than passing interest in traditions of biblical literature other than their own.' The translation approach makes this English version of the LXX 'more a translation of formal correspondence than one of dynamic equivalence'; this means that NETS is intended neither for liturgical use in churches, nor as an easily-accessible version for everyday reading."--Amazon.com
The old Greek psalter studies in honour of Albert Pietersma by Robert J. V Hiebert ( )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This tribute to Albert Pietersma of the University of Toronto is offered by a highly distinguished international panel of scholars, including John W. Wevers, Takamitsu Muraoka, Anneli Aejmelaeus, Emanuel Tov, Johan Lust, Robert A. Kraft, Johann Cook, Arie van der Kooij, Moises Silva and Claude E. Cox. The focus of the volume is on the Old Greek Psalter and its significance for biblical research and related disciplines, where it marks a definitive statement of research questions and issues in this increasingly important area of biblical textual studies
The Apocalypse of Elijah : based on P. Chester Beatty 2018 : Coptic text by Elijah ( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and Coptic and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Apocryphon of Jannes and Jambres the magicians : P. Chester Beatty XVI (with new editions of Papyrus Vindobonensis Greek inv. 29456 + 29828 verso and British Library Cotton Tiberius B. v f. 87) by Albert Pietersma ( Book )
11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The focus of this volume is the editio princeps of Papyrus Chester Beatty XVI: The Apocryphon of Jannes and Jambres, composed in Greek, perhaps as early as the first century CE. A full commentary accompanies the edited text. An introductory section discusses the numerous references to the two magicians, who appear in Jewish, Christian and Pagan literatures as Moses' crafty opponents at the time of Israel's exodus from Egypt. Their exploits are recounted in over half a dozen languages, from the Syriac east to the Latin west and from Egypt's deserts to King Alfred's court. The Apocryphon is placed in its Graeco-Roman context, but is also discussed as a backdrop for the Faust saga of European literature
De Septuaginta : studies in honour of John William Wevers on his sixty-fifth birthday ( Book )
11 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chester Beatty Biblical papyri IV and V : a new edition with text-critical analysis by Albert Pietersma ( Book )
18 editions published in 1977 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two manuscripts of the Greek psalter in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin by Albert Pietersma ( Book )
11 editions published in 1978 in English and Italian and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The acts of Phileas, Bishop of Thmuis : (including fragments of the Greek Psalter) : P. Chester Beatty XV (with a new edition of P. Bodmer XX, and Halkin's Latin Acta) by Phileas ( Book )
9 editions published in 1984 in English and Multiple languages and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A question of methodology : collected essays on the Septuagint by Albert Pietersma ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Albert Pietersma has long been known as a champion of rigorous methodology. The present volume brings together under one cover his key papers on the critical study of the Septuagint. Together they present an evolving hermeneutic of translation that promises to reconcile descriptive analysis of the text (which aims at explanation) with the task of interpretation (which aims at understanding). The division of the volume into three parts corresponds roughly to three distinct stages in Pietersma's published work. The text critical studies of Part I lay the foundations for the exegetical investigations of Part II, which in turn open onto the hermeneutic discussion of more recent years, represented in Part III. The bulk of the material deals with the Greek Psalter, which has been a primary focus for Pietersma. This gives the contents of the volume a high-degree of thematic unity; it will no doubt prove invaluable for those currently working on the Psalter. At the same time, the breadth of Pietersma's scholarship, and the significance of the methodological and hermeneutic issues he addresses, will make the book an important resource for all biblical scholars and students of early Judaism and Christianity, especially those working on the Hebrew-Greek translations of antiquity
Jannes und Jambres by Albert Pietersma ( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A New English Translation of the Septuagint by Albert Pietersma ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Translated from the Hebrew between the third and first centuries B.C., the Septuagint became the Bible for Greek-speaking Jews and was widely cited by early Christians. Now, at long last, it has been made available in an accurate modern translation for English readers.-
The apocalypse of Elijah : based on Pap. Chester Beatty 1493 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jüdische Schriften aus hellenistisch-römischer Zeit / Neue Folge ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Weisheitliche, magische und legendarische erzählungen ( Book )
in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The acts of Phileas, bishop of Thmuis : (including fragments of the Greek Psalter); with full facsimile of the C.B. text ( Book )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A textual-critical study of Genesis Papyri 961 and 962 by Albert Pietersma ( Book )
3 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Translation manual : for A new English translation of the Septuagint (NETS) by Albert Pietersma ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two manuscripts of the Greek psalter : in the Chester Beatty Library Dublin; ed. with textual-critical analysis and with full facs. ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in Greek, Ancient and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two manuscripts of the Greek Psalter in Chester Beatty Library, Dublin ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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