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Bibil Identifier bibil:202671
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Use of Eschatological Lists within the Targumim of the Megilloth
Author Brady, Christian M.M.
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 40, Issue: 4-5)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 493-509 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Several of the Targumim of the Megilloth contain lists (songs, famines, kings, etc.) that culminate in the future Messianic age. For example, Tg. Song opens with the list of Ten Songs and Tg. Ruth opens with the list of Ten Famines. Such lists are well known from other midrashic texts and this article will consider how and why these lists are used in the Targumim of the Megilloth and will propose that these additions are not merely the result of an opportunity presented by the Hebrew text but are being used specifically to further the overarching exegetical agenda of the Targum in question.
DOI DOI:10.1163/157006309X443477
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Targums
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : List
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