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3.3 Syriac
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Part of 3 Daniel, Additions to

3.3.1 Background

The Syriac and other ancient translations of Daniel include several deuterocanonical writings that do not appear in the MT (I.18.2.2). Two of them, Susanna and Bel and the Dragon, serve to heighten the fame of Daniel as a clever and humane detective who comes to the aid of those victimized by false moral accusations or religi…

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A. Taylor, Richard, “3.3 Syriac”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0203030000>
First published online: 2020

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