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Translation and Interpretation in the Targum to the Book of Kings

Translation and Interpretation in the Targum to the Book of Kings © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/147783507X252739 2007108. AS 5.2. Proef 4a. 15-11-2007:10.39, page 273. Aramaic Studies 5 . 2 ( 2007 ) 273 – 286 Aramaic Studies www.brill.nl/arst Book Reviews Carol A. Dray, Translation and Interpretation in the Targum to the Book of Kings (SAIS, 5 ; Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2006 ). xii, 232 pp. ISBN 90 04 14698 9 . 98 . 00 / US$ 132 . Carol Dray right at the start of the book succinctly outlines its scope as a ‘… systematic examination of the entire Books of Kings to establish significant divergences between the Targum and the underlying Hebrew text. These divergences are compared with renderings in other Targums, with the other versions … and with the writings of Josephus. In addition exegetical material in this Targum is explored in the light of relationships with rabbinic texts, particularly from the Tannaitic and Amoraic periods’ (p. 1 ). The book is structured according to themes/topics, and covers the following areas: Contemporization; Toponymy; Theology; Divine Titles; Halakah; Prophecy and Instruction; Figures of Speech; and Targum and Peshitta. As such scholarship on this important part of the Targum tradition has been placed on a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aramaic Studies Brill

Translation and Interpretation in the Targum to the Book of Kings

Aramaic Studies , Volume 5 (2): 273 – Jan 1, 2007

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© 2007 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/147783507X252739 2007108. AS 5.2. Proef 4a. 15-11-2007:10.39, page 273. Aramaic Studies 5 . 2 ( 2007 ) 273 – 286 Aramaic Studies www.brill.nl/arst Book Reviews Carol A. Dray, Translation and Interpretation in the Targum to the Book of Kings (SAIS, 5 ; Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2006 ). xii, 232 pp. ISBN 90 04 14698 9 . 98 . 00 / US$ 132 . Carol Dray right at the start of the book succinctly outlines its scope as a ‘… systematic examination of the entire Books of Kings to establish significant divergences between the Targum and the underlying Hebrew text. These divergences are compared with renderings in other Targums, with the other versions … and with the writings of Josephus. In addition exegetical material in this Targum is explored in the light of relationships with rabbinic texts, particularly from the Tannaitic and Amoraic periods’ (p. 1 ). The book is structured according to themes/topics, and covers the following areas: Contemporization; Toponymy; Theology; Divine Titles; Halakah; Prophecy and Instruction; Figures of Speech; and Targum and Peshitta. As such scholarship on this important part of the Targum tradition has been placed on a

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