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Bibil Identifier bibil:213539
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Euphemisms in the Samaritan Targum of the Pentateuch
Author Tal, A.
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 1, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2003
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2003
Year (Copyright) 2003
Year (Reference) 2003
Language English
Pages 109-129 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Samaritan Aramaic version of the Pentateuch in general, and its later manuscripts in particular, are replete with euphemistic expressions of all kinds, seeking to 'purify' the language from embarrassing utterances, especially where the original was too candid in expressing matters in which discreetness is required, according to contemporary standards. This study focuses on four fields in which euphemism is common in the Samaritan Targum: 1. the dignity of the ancestors, 2. taboo expressions, 3. fear of death, 4. abomination and disgust. The means by which euphemism is achieved is also scrutinized.
DOI 10.1163/000000003780094117
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Pentateuch
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Targums
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