Targum Jonathan of the Former Prophets

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The attribution, by the Babylonian Talmud, of this Targum to Jonathan ben Uzziel is suspect on several counts: among others, the silence concerning Jonathan in the parallel passage in the Palestinian Talmud, and the fanciful suggestion that Onkelos=Aquila and Jonathan=Theodotion. The attribution, therefore, is not to be taken as historical fact. The Talmud may have been attempting to enhance the authority of the Targum by claiming authorship by a disciple of Hillel, which Jonathan was.

It is generally agreed that the author of the Targum Jonathan is unknown; in fact, it is preferable to consider multiple authorship. For while language and translation techniques are uniform, there is variety from book to book.


  • SKU: 9780814654798
  • SKU10: 0814654797
  • Title: Targum Jonathan of the Former Prophets
  • Series: Aramaic Bible
  • Qty Remaining Online: 1
  • Publisher: Michael Glazier Books
  • Date Published: Apr 1987
  • Pages: 320
  • Weight lbs: 2.02
  • Dimensions: 10.38" L x 7.06" W x 1.14" H
  • Features: Price on Product
  • Category: COMMENTARIES
  • Subject: Biblical Commentary - Old Testament


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