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Bibil Identifier bibil:237778
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) About the 'Unreliability' of the Vocalization of Western Targum-Manuscripts
Author Heijmans, Shai
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 9, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 279-289 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The main argument for the unreliability of the Tiberian vocalization in Targum manuscripts of western origin is the inconsistency with which the vocalization signs are applied. The author argues that in certain manuscripts this inconsistency is the result of a non-Tiberian vocalization system which uses the Tiberian vocalization signs, the so-called Palestino-Tiberian vocalization system. A passage from an Ashkenazic Targumic manuscript with Palestino-Tiberian vocalization is examined and its 'inconsistencies' are explained in light of similar vocalizations in manuscripts of Rabbinic Hebrew. The author suggests that manuscripts with Palestino-Tiberian vocalization may reflect the pronunciation tradition of Palestinian Aramaic of Late Antiquity.
DOI 10.1163/147783511X619854
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Pronunciation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Targums
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