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Bibil Identifier bibil:247586
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Converse Translation in Targum Pseudo-Jonathan Genesis 19.33: Did Lot Really Not Know That His Older Daughter Lay with Him?
Author Zhakevich, Iosif J.
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 14, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 184-211 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract While Gen. 19.33–35 in the Hebrew Bible indicates that Lot did not know that his daughters lay with him, the manuscript of TgPsJ suggests that Lot did know when the older daughter arose after the act of intercourse was completed. The printed editions of TgPsJ disagree with the manuscript, but agree with the Hebrew Bible and state that Lot did not know when either daughter lay down or arose. This raises the question: Is the manuscript accurate or does it contain a textual error? Scholars disagree. Some affirm the manuscript; others prefer the printed editions. This article argues that the text of the manuscript is accurate: the targumist did indeed state that Lot knew when his older daughter arose after she lay with him.
DOI 10.1163/17455227-01402002
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Targums : Targum Yerushalmi I (Pseudo-Jonathan)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Translation
Pericopes Genesis 19,33-19,35
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