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and collation has been done by CAL staff.
The texts are intended to be identical to those published
in the printed editions (The Old Testament in Syriac according
to the Peshitta Version, edited on behalf of the International Organization
for the Study of the Old Testament, Brill, Leiden, in progress.) The main
texts of this edition are primarily the so-called BTR text, i.e. the
text of MS Milan,
Ambrosian Library, B.21 inferiore (=7a1), revised as described
in the introduction to those volumes. Readers
will not get a full text-critically and text-historically correct picture
of the Peshitta text unless they consult the variants registered in the
printed edition. In due course we hope to replace the
texts based on the printed editions with critical ones prepared at the
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