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The Aramaic Bible Volume 18: The Two Targums of Esther

Translated by Bernard Grossfeld

The Aramaic Bible Volume 18: The Two Targums of Esther
The Aramaic Bible Volume 18: The Two Targums of Esther

ISBN: 9780814654545, 5454

Details: 256 pgs, 7 x 7/8 x 10
Publication Date: 12/01/1991
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What is called the Magillat Esther ("Scroll of Esther") is part of the biblical group of books in the Hagiographa known as the "Five Megillot," designating Esther, the Scrolls of Canticles, Ruth, Lamentations, and Ecclesiastes. These five scrolls play an integral part in Jewish liturgy next to the Pentateuch; and yet Esther (as well as others of these five) had difficulty being included in the Hebrew canon as sacred Scripture.

Professor Grossfeld provides a straightforward, idiomatic translation of the original Aramaic for the Targum Rishon and the Targum Sheni, with comments on the so-called "Third Esther Targum."