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The Aramaic Bible Volume 10: Targum Jonathan of the Former Prophets

Translated by Daniel J. Harrington, SJ, and Anthony J. Saldarini

The Aramaic Bible Volume 10: Targum Jonathan of the Former Prophets
The Aramaic Bible Volume 10: Targum Jonathan of the Former Prophets

ISBN: 9780814654798, 5479

Details: 332 pgs, 7 x 10 x 7/8
Publication Date: 04/01/1987
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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.

ISBN: 9780814654798, 5479

Details: 332 pgs, 7 x 10 x 7/8
Publication Date: 04/01/1987