The 26 essays in The Aramaic Bible represent the papers read at the international conference on the Aramiac Bible held in Dublin in 1992. The purpose of the conference was to bring together leading specialists on the Targums and related topics to discuss issues in the light of recent developments. For example, Second Temple interpretation of the Scriptures, Qumran Literature, targumic and Palestinian Aramaic, new Genizah manuscripts, Jewish tradition, Origen’s Hexapla, Pseudepigrapha, Apocrypha and the Christian West. The papers are arranged under seven headings: Targum Texts and Editions; The Aramaic Language: The Targums and Jewish Biblical Interpretation; Targums of the Pentateuch; Targums of the Hagiographa; Targums and New Testament; Jewish Traditions and Christian Writings.
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M. J. McNamara is an emeritus professor of Scripture at Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy in Dublin.