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Bibil Identifier bibil:237798
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Targum Pseudo-Jonathan and Late Jewish Literary Aramaic
Author Kaufman, Stephen A.
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 11, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 1-26 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The twentieth-century’s Targum manuscript discoveries made clear that if Neofiti, the Fragment Targums, and the Cairo Geniza fragments were composed in Jewish Palestinian Aramaic, then Targum Pseudo-Jonathan was not. In this classic essay, originally written in Hebrew in 1985–1986 and translated here for the first time, Stephen Kaufman worked to describe Pseudo-Jonathan’s dialect. He found that it borrowed from other dialects, but merged them into a single unified dialect appearing not only in Pseudo-Jonathan, but also in several Writings Targums. This essay thus presented the earliest description of Late Jewish Literary Aramaic.
DOI 10.1163/17455227-13110104
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Middle Aramaic : Jewish Literary Aramaic
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Targums : Targum Jonathan
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