251 responsible for the new English edition, has made use of the earlier version by P. R. Ackroyd, the revision has been extensive and differences can be noted on every page-and many improvements can be seen. He has done his work well, and there is little about which anyone could complain. The revised edition has been published in both the U.S.A. and England, and was presumably intended for readers on both sides of the Atlantic. The difficulties in the way of satisfying both American and British readers are notorious, but Rhodes has, in general, succeeded well. Those who belong to the latter group will find the use of "protested" in the sense of "protested against" on p. 42 harsh, and will regret the abandoning of the rendering on p. 31 of the earlier edition-but Dr Rhodes will doubtless protest (in the British sense) his innocence of intending to offend and will be forgiven. The new English edition is generally accurate, and I have come across only a small number of misprints (e.g. "H. S. J. Thackeray" for "H. St J. Thackeray" on pp. 50, 52; "Rieder" for "Reider" on pp. 53, 240; the spelling "Geniza" for "Genizah" on
Vetus Testamentum – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1981
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