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Bibil Identifier bibil:237821
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Use of the Expressions 'Prophetic Spirit' and 'Holy Spirit' in the Targum and the Dating of the Targums
Author Casanellas, Pere
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 11, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 167-186 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Among different expressions used by the targums to translate the Hebrew word meaning ‘spirit’, the terms ‘prophetic spirit’ and ‘Holy Spirit’ stand out. I will try to demonstrate (contra P. Schäfer, ‘Die Termini “Heiliger Geist” und “Geist der Prophetie” in den Targumim und das Verhältnis der Targumim zueinander’, VT 20 (1970), pp. 304–314) that both terms often have a basis in the Hebrew text (namely, the word ‮‮רוח‬‬), that both can have a similar relationship to prophecy and that the expression ‘Holy Spirit’ is as old as ‘prophetic spirit’ or even older. I will also outline the semantic contexts that underlie the use of one or other expression, which has nothing to do with the antiquity of either term.‬
DOI 10.1163/17455227-13110203
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Targums
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Spirit
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