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On the "Western Five" extra-Peshitta books
Shlama Shamasha (Paul),

Thanks so much for posting this! Say, I know that this might sound strange being asked here, but something written on one of the first few pages caught my (personal) immediate attention. That would be C. D. Ginsburg's name! A while ago, I tried to track down and pinpoint available locations for obtaining every one of his works, however small or large. I've been nearly successful, I think. Of course, this one got missed. So, thank you again, for a variety of reasons <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/wink1.gif" alt="Wink" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink --> Now, to the really strange part.

Andrew, please feel free to butt in here, too. I am wondering, whether or not .......

-- and this is in the context of my having just gotten the latest Biblical Archaeology Review magazine, with a feature article on haKeter --

....... C. D. Ginsburg made use of the Aleppo Codex in his BFBS, thereby capturing the missing and/or destroyed remnants in his work, or was this Codex unavailable to him at the time of his compilations? And if it was unavailable, and I'll toss in Ben Chayyim here I suppose as well, would either of you historians be able to share with me why? At least with Ginsburg, with his squirrel-like ability to collect textual nuts from all over the place, how could this have slipped through his hands? Of course, that is, presuming that one cannot just pick up his works and mine out the now-lost Aleppo variants. And for now I'll assume this to be the case, since I'm sure the world would have mentioned it by now if otherwise. I'm very interested in this (lack of) relationship between Ginsburg and haKeter, and oh yeah, Ben Chayyim as well. The last of the great masoretes. It just doesn't make sense to me at the moment. I dunno, was Ginsburg just not into it, or did the Sephardic Synagogue hold him in contempt for either being Ashkenazi or perhaps a 'racial traitor' (a Christian)? I'm all ears.

Thank you and blessings,


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Re: On the "Western Five" extra-Peshitta books - by Amatsyah - 09-01-2008, 05:21 AM
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Re: Aramaic New Testament - by positron - 10-19-2008, 11:39 AM
Re: Aramaic New Testament - by distazo - 04-22-2009, 10:53 AM

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