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Körmöczi János kéziratos Mózes-értekezéséről
About the Moses-manuscript executed by János Körmöczi

Author(s): Péter Balázs
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Erdélyi Unitárius Egyház
Keywords: Moses, János Körmöczi, Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, manuscript, Johann Gottfried Eichhorn, translation

Summary/Abstract: This paper aims to reconstruct in detail both the arguments, and the intellectual/historical context of a 40 page manuscript translation, bearing the title “Moses”, written by the young Körmöczi somewhere in the1790s. We have identifi ed the original of the rather fragmentary translation in the second book of the Einleitung ins Alte Testament (Introduction to the Old Testament), written by the great Göttingen scholar, Johann Gottfried Eichhorn (1753–1827). As the difficult posterity of the works shows, translating such an innovative scholarly work is not without dangers: in the 1800s Körmöczi was accused by his personal enemies of propagating lies about the founder of the Jewish religion and the great legislator.

  • Issue Year: 120/2014
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 283-295
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Hungarian