The Aramaic Bible Volume 5B: Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Deuteronomy

The Aramaic Bible Volume 5B: Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Deuteronomy

Translated by Ernest G. Clarke
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This volume on Deuteronomy represents the last volume of the Pentateuch in the Pseudo-Jonathan series. It includes the translation and notes of Pseudo-Jonathan of Deuteronomy as well a complete index. Many of the methods of translation unique to Pseudo-Jonathan noted in the Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers volumes are also found in Deuteronomy. The editors of Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Deuteronomy used a creative literary style that resulted in a text with a character independent of the other volumes. The question of when, where, and by whom the targum was composed is unanswerable. The present text of Pseudo-Jonathan is the result of much editing, reediting, copying, and recopying of the "original" manuscript. The only certain fact is the 16th-century date of the present manuscript.

Those interested in the Aramaic tradition of biblical interpretation, and students of Jewish studies will find Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: Deuteronomy an invaluable resource.

Product number: 5863
ISBN: 978-0-8146-5863-5
Pages: 136
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Publication Date: 12/01/1997