Re: Matt.27:9 (To Trevor and others)

From: Trevor M Peterson (
Date: Tue Nov 24 1998 - 08:27:01 EST

On Mon, 23 Nov 1998 19:00:42 -0500 (Theodore H. Mann)
>Trevor and Other B-Greekers:
>Thanks, Trevor and others, for your kind help.
>Is it possible that the marginal note in the below-cited AD 616 Syriac
>version was only an observation by the translator that the quote was
>probably drawn from Zechariah, rather than Jeremiah, rather than
>indicating that he had some Greek support for the reading?

I was basically giving you the brief description from the GNT, but I
can't say for sure myself. K & B Aland seem to view the Harklensian
marginal notes as an apparatus that he used to record variant Syriac
readings as well as Greek words. They also make the point that he
followed the Greek text slavishly, even if it resulted in poor Syriac
grammar. That I suppose would tend to lend support to the idea that he
was not just giving an interpretive comment. If I could read the Syriac
plate that they have in their book, I suppose I might have a better idea
myself, but the next language on my list is Aramaic, so it will be a

Trevor Peterson
Bible/Theology Department
Washington Bible College
Lanham, MD

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