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The Targums: A Critical Introduction The value and significance of the targums translations of the Hebrew Bible into Aramaic, the language of Palestinian Jews for centuries following the Babylonian Exile lie in their approach to translation within a typically literal rendering of a text, they incorporate extensive exegetical material, additions, and paraphrases These alterations reveal important information about Second Temple Judaism, its interpretation of its bible, and its beliefsThis 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 understanding the development of the targums, their relationship to the Hebrew Bible, their dates, their language, their place in the history of Christianity and Judaism, and their theologies and methods of interpretation


10 thoughts on “The Targums: A Critical Introduction

  1. Tommi Karjalainen Tommi Karjalainen says:

    Good, balanced introduction Focuses on Targums from 200 BCE until Mel Gibson s The Passion of the Christ, so pretty broad sketch Also discusses with Pseudepigrapha and LXX Esp the bibliographies will prove to be useful.


  2. Briana Grenert Briana Grenert says:

    Thorough and intimidating, butmanageable andaccessible than it first appears Transcribes Syriac into Aramaic letters struggle


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