Targum Jonathan of the Former Prophets

Targum Jonathan of the Former Prophets

by Daniel J. Harrington
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814654797

ISBN-13: 9780814654798

Pub. Date: 05/28/1987

Publisher: Liturgical Press, The

The attribution, by the Babylonian Talmud, of this Targum to Jonathan ben Uzziel is suspect on several counts: among others, the silence concerning Jonathan in the parallel passage in the Palestinian Talmud, and the fanciful suggestion that Onkelos=Aquila and Jonathan=Theodotion. The attribution, therefore, is not to be taken as historical fact. The Talmud may

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The attribution, by the Babylonian Talmud, of this Targum to Jonathan ben Uzziel is suspect on several counts: among others, the silence concerning Jonathan in the parallel passage in the Palestinian Talmud, and the fanciful suggestion that Onkelos=Aquila and Jonathan=Theodotion. The attribution, therefore, is not to be taken as historical fact. The Talmud may have been attempting to enhance the authority of the Targum by claiming authorship by a disciple of Hillel, which Jonathan was.

It is generally agreed that the author of the Targum Jonathan is unknown; in fact, it is preferable to consider multiple authorship. For while language and translation techniques are uniform, there is variety from book to book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814654798
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
05/28/1987
Series:
Aramic Bible, #10
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 10.38(h) x 1.14(d)

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