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Bibil Identifier bibil:237826
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Composition of Targums after the Decline of Aramaic as a Spoken Language
Author Gottlieb, Leeor
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 12, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 1-8 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The eighth century is the latest many scholars feel comfortable with for the use of Aramaic as a living language, before it was supplanted by Arabic. Therefore, clearly late Targums were usually dated circa the eighth century. However, persuasive arguments have been made in the past generation for a later dating regarding some Targums. This justifies a re-evaluation of the assumption that an Aramaic speaking environment is necessary for the continued composition of Targums. This article offers a possible Sitz im Leben for Targum composition after the decline of Aramaic as a spoken language throughout most of the Jewish world.
DOI 10.1163/17455227-01201004
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Late Aramaic
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Targums
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