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Bibil Identifier bibil:237831
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) When He Comes, Will He Build It? Temple, Messiah and Targum Jonathan
Author Shepherd, David
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 12, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 89-107 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract In exploring the possibility that ancient Judaism included an expectation that a Messiah would build the Temple, scholarship has been drawn to passages in Targum Jonathan which have been seen by some to evidence such an anticipation. The analysis of these passages offered in the present study suggests that while TgJon was exegetically interested in those 'Anointed Ones' whom the Hebrew tradition had expected to build the First and Second Temples, its translation manifests no contemporary expectation of a Messiah who would build a new Temple in the meturgeman’s own time or the world to come.
DOI 10.1163/17455227-01201005
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Targums : Targum Jonathan
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Messiah
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Temple
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