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The Targums : a critical introduction

Author: Paul Virgil McCracken Flesher; Bruce Chilton
Publisher: Waco, Tex. : Baylor University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This survey introduces critical knowledge and insights that have emerged over the past sixty years, including targum manuscripts discovered this century and targums known in Aramaic but only recently translated into English. Prolific scholars Flesher and Chilton guide readers in understanding the development of the targums, their relationship to the Hebrew Bible, their dates, their language, their place in the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Virgil McCracken Flesher; Bruce Chilton
ISBN: 9781602583825 160258382X 1602583854 9781602583856
OCLC Number: 693560951
Description: xvii, 557 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Defining Targum --
The seven rules of Targum --
Rabbinic literature --
Pentateuchal Targums : the basics --
The sources of the Palestinian Targums --
Targum Onqelos and the Targums of Israel --
The pentateuchal Targums in rabbinic literature --
Dating the Targums of israel --
Targum Jonathan of the Prophets : its development as revealed by the Targum of Isaiah --
Targum Jonathan : Former and Latter Prophets --
Targums to the Writings --
Aramaic in Judaism --
Targums and translation in the history of rabbinic literature --
Targum as scripture and hidden interpretation --
Ancient scripture translations --
Comparing the Targums and the New Testament --
The Aramaic retroversion of Jesus sayings --
Typologies of Memra and the Fourth Gospel --
Genesis in the Targumim and in early Jewish and Christian interpretation --
Beyond the rabbinic world.
Responsibility: Paul V.M. Flesher, Bruce Chilton.

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Guides readers in understanding the development of the targums - translations of the Hebrew Bible into Aramaic, the language of Palestinian Jews - their relationship to the Hebrew Bible, their dates,  Read more...
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