True Delitzsch Database Now Available
I have made available a much truer Delitzsch database for BibleWorks.
This new version is called DLT. Go to my website and follow the link for "Bible Tools" to download this new version.
Copy all the files in the ZIP file to your BibleWorks DATABASE folder and then restart BibleWorks. The new DLT will now show up in the Hebrew list right before the DLZ.
While I will continue to work on this database, you can follow the date on my weblink to ascertain if you have the latest version.
Some of the changes that have been made are --
1 Timothy 3:16
1 Corinthians 10:9
1 Peter 3:10-12
-- as well as other minor changes.
I have made no emendations of my own, but rather, all changes conform to the true printed edtion of Delitzsch.
Michael, you are free to post this ZIP file, as well as ongoing updates, to your blog if you want.
Today begins the Feast Of Trumpets. Shalom.
Need for a revision of the Delitzsch Hebrew New Testament
Originally Posted by Adelphos
My name is Albert Hembd. I work for the Trinitarian Bible Society. We are currently working on a revision of the Delitzsch Hebrew New Testament.
Regrettably, the Alexandrian corruption you mention in Matthew 27.49 is found in the DHNT. Delitzsch first translated using Codex Sinaiticus. At the insistence of the British Foreign and Bible Society of that time, he revised it to conform to the Textus Receptus. However, he did not successfully purge all the Alexandrian corruptions from his translation. Specifically, I am seeing the corruption you are speaking of in the "Streams in the Desert" Negev revision of the Delitzsch Eighth Edition, which follows the Eighth Edition very closely, only modifying it where words have changed their meanings in modern Hebrew. (For example, the word Delitzsch used for undergarment today means "underwear").
Delitzsch himself actually was an advocate of the Critical Text. Even after the British and Foreign Bible Society made him revise his text to conform to the Textus Receptus, he put brackets around the Textus Receptus readings to indicate they were not his preferred readings. Also, Delitzsch, as he got older, came to embrace higher criticism as well. For example, he totally embraced the "Documentary Hypothesis" that the Books of Moses were not written by Moses, but rather were written by four independent authors.
As you can see, the DHNT needs revision! Remember us in your prayers, please. The Delitzsch is a beautiful translation - written in a high, Tanakhian literary style. But there are 'bugs' in it that need to be purged, and Matthew 27.49 is only one of them.
Be advised also that the electronic edition of Ewan MacLeod abounds in pointing errors. It was a scan job, then revised with OCR. A lot of points ended up missing, or typed in wrong.
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