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Bibil Identifier bibil:237802
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The ‘Yemenite’ Recension in Western Manuscript
Author Abudraham, Ohad
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 11, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 71-93 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract It is well known that the various manuscripts of the Targumim of the Five Scrolls are divided into two primary families: a Western family, comprising manuscripts that were written in Europe and North Africa, and a Yemenite family, exclusively comprising manuscripts of Yemenite provenance. The present article challenges this sharp division by presenting a unique Western manuscript which has adopted a clear Yemenite recension for at least two Targumim of the Five Scrolls. A close comparison reveals unprecedented resemblance between the ‘Firenze, Biblioteca Medicea Laurentiana, Plut. III.1’ manuscript and the Yemenite textual tradition. Various explanations have been proposed so far in order to determine the origin of the Yemenite version, but given the new evidence it seems preferable to assume that the emergence of the Yemenite recension did not take place in Yemenite or Babylonian regions, but rather in the West.‬
DOI 10.1163/17455227-13110205
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Targums
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Yemen
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