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Bibil Identifier bibil:213544
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Trouble in the Trees! Variant Selection and Tree Construction Illustrated by the Texts of Targum Judges
Author Smelik, Willem F.
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 1, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2003
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2003
Year (Copyright) 2003
Year (Reference) 2003
Language English
Pages 247-287 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The genealogy of textual witnesses of the Jewish Aramaic Bible translations is fraught with difficulties because our copies reveal traces of non-linear influences. This article explores some criteria for the selection of variant readings in order to achieve a meaningful picture of the relationships between the witnesses, while focusing on the results of two editions and two manuscripts whose relationship to one another is known. The second part of this article provides an evaluation of the results in the form of shock waves and initial trees. A case is made for the preservation of all variant readings, while using our images of text relations as a heuristic device to help understand the course of variant readings.
DOI 10.1163/000000003780492656
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Former Prophets : Judges
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Targums : Targum Jonathan
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