Targum Onkelos is the oldest complete Jewish Aramaic translation of the Pentateuch, and it has played a major role in Jewish exegesis throughout the centuries. Although the vocabulary of Onkelos has been included in the major rabbinic dictionaries, there has never been a volume devoted solely to the vocabulary of Onkelos. This glossary, based on the standard critical edition, includes all of the vocabulary of the targum, plus geographical names, with bibliographical references to cognates in other Aramaic dialects. It will be a major help both to students first encountering the language of the Targum, as well as to specialists seeking a thorough treatment of its lexical features.
A Glossary of Targum Onkelos
By Alinda Damsma, University College London
This volume offers an in-depth treatment of the Targumic Toseftot to Ezekiel by presenting the critical text, translation, and comprehensive commentary. The study further provides new insights into their Aramaic dialect, date and provenance, as well as their historical and social setting.
By Paul V.M. Flesher and Bruce Chilton
This remarkable survey introduces critical knowledge and insights that have emerged over the past forty 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 ...
Edited by Avigdor Shinan and Rimon Kasher with Michael Marmur and Paul V.M. Flesher
During his life, Michael Klein played an important role in helping establish the modern study of the Targums. This collection brings together some of his writings on the Cairo Geniza Targum fragments, targumic translation technique, and Targum Neofiti.
These essays explore ancient Jewish Bible interpretation preserved in the Aramaic Targums, bringing it into conversation with Rabbinic and Christian scriptural exegesis, and setting it in the larger world of ancient translations of the Bible.
by Alberdina Houtman and Harry Sysling
This study explores the possibility of using variant readings of the Targum of the Prophets to get better insight into the origin and history of Targum Jonathan. The book is useful for the study of the genesis of Targum Jonathan and its later developments.
In the context of current research on grammaticalization phenomena, this book offers a synchronic explanation of the verbal system of the Aramaic of Daniel that is coherent with the diachronic development of Aramaic and of human languages in general.
Analyzing manuscripts of different provenances reveals textual stemmas and the evolution of Targum Jonathan as it proliferated from Palestine to East and West. This background material elucidates Jonathan’s reactions to the near past and to his own time.
Carol A. Dray
The targumic interpretative renderings are a source of fascination. Close examination of the Targum to the books of Kings shows a preponderance of apparently didactic readings conforming with the Targum's function as a tool in synagogue, school, and private study.
Beverly P. Mortensen
This source analysis of the richest of the Pentateuchal Targums shows its unique material to address the priesthood: its value, its traditions, and its community function. The material shows new views of sacrifice, law, legends, and the supernatural.
Christian M.M. Brady
The Rabbinic Targum of Lamentations demonstrates how the targumist transformed the Book of Lamentations by absolving God of all guilt, declaring Israel’s culpability for Jerusalem's destruction, and presenting the path towards reconciliation through repentance and rabbinic worship. A new ...
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