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  • Record Number: 5644
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Beattie , D. R. G.
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  • Title: The Yemenite Tradition of Targum Ruth [The author examines the language in eleven Yemenite manuscripts containing Aramaic translations of the Book of Ruth from the Hebrew Bible. Although the modifications and variants in the manuscripts that have been introduced in the text resemble developments that occurred in Western medieval manuscripts and Yemenite manuscripts of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the author establishes that these eleven manuscripts are much more recent productions based upon European printed texts. Nonetheless, these more recent manuscripts do contain improvements upon the text of the Targum Ruth, including the correct use of an idiomatic form of the Aramaic verb “to marry” in place of a literal translation of the Hebrew verb “to take” (introduced in the twelfth or thirteenth century). Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Journal of Jewish Studies 41, 2 (Autumn 1990): Pages 49 - 56.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Bible Exegesis- Ruth Bible- Translations Editing Texts Hebrew Literature Language Manuscripts Transmission of Texts Women in Literature
  • Geographic Area: Eastern Mediterranean
  • Century: General
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscripts; Eleven Yemenite manuscripts, produced in recent centuries, containing the Targum Ruth (Aramaic translations of the Book of Ruth from the Hebrew Bible). Small manuscripts intended for private use, containing the Song of Songs, Ruth, and Ecclesiastes (botht
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  • Table: One Table ; Table lists the manuscripts of Targum Ruth consulted by the author for this article, including nine Western medieval~~manuscripts (dating from 1238 through the fifteenth century), two older Yemenite manuscripts (fifteenth and sixteenth centuries), and eleven modern Yemenite manuscripts (mostly nineteenth century). The table indicates the current location, name, and date of production of each~~manuscript.
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  • Author's Affiliation: The Queen’s University of Belfast
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  • Year of Publication: 1990.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00222097
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