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Bibil Identifier bibil:224543
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Image of Jacob in the Targum of Hosea 12
Author van Ruiten, Jacques
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 43, Issue: 4-5)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 595-612 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article investigates the image of Jacob in Targum Jonathan's interpretation of Hos 12. It presents a brief comparison between the Hebrew text of Hos 12 and the Targum's translation, and focuses on those verses that are relevant to the image of Jacob (Hos 12:3-6; 12:13-14), looking first at the Hebrew text and then at their interpretation in the Targum. An analysis of the translation clearly shows the meturgeman's concern to counteract any potential negative image of Jacob. The meturgeman does not present the relationship between Jacob and the prophet's contemporary people as analogous, in the sense that the deceitful character of the people is a reflection of the character of their forefather. Instead, the relationship is seen as contrasting: Jacob functions as a role model.
DOI 10.1163/15700631-12341240
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Targums : Targum Jonathan
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Jacob
Pericopes Hosea 12,3-12,6
Hosea 12,13-12,14
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