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Bibil Identifier bibil:213614
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) An Analysis of the Dialect and Early Jewish Mystical Lore in a Targumic Tosefta to Ezekiel 1.1 (Ms Gaster 1478)
Author Damsma, Alinda
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 6, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 17-58 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Codex Manchester Gaster 1478 contains an extensively aggadic Targumic Tosefta to Ezekiel 1:1, the prelude to the prophet's vision of the divine 'throne-chariot'. This study focuses on the unique mystical lore that is preserved in this Targum. It transpires that this material sheds light on a relatively dark chapter in the reception history of early Jewish mysticism, being closely related to Hekhalot literature, and to the Shi'ur Qomah tradition in particular, with implications for the latter's dating. It is furthermore established that the intriguing mixture of Aramaic dialect use that characterizes this Tosefta-Targum bears resemblances with Late Jewish Literary Aramaic.
DOI 10.1163/147783508X371277
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Merkabah
Pericopes Ezekiel 1,1
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