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The New Testament and the Palestinian Targum to the Pentateuch

by McNamara, Martin J.

Pontifical Biblical Institute 1966

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Overview

In this study, the author aims to determine whether the Palestinian Targum, when approached from various angles, shows a definite relation with the New Testament, one that is not found in rabbinic writings. It will be evident that there is no intention of attempting to prove that every text of the PT is of pre-Christian date. Even a moderate knowledge of the PT will indicate that there are at least some passages from the centuries after the time of Christ. The author intends, however, to propose arguments from the NT and rabbinic writings which indicate an early, even pre-Christian, date for the bulk of the material of the PT. It may be objected that this method is of scant value for NT exegesis, seeing that any individual text of the PT could be a later date. The author grants that there still will remain the necessity of studying individual PT texts in depth. This, nonetheless, in no way invalidates the method followed in the volume. If it is possible to show that there is a manifold relation between the PT and the NT than the author has established a strong argument for the pre-Christian date of the PT as such. Exegetes can thus legitimately turn to PT when they seek the elucidation of some obscure NT text.

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Key Features

  • Establishment of whether the Palestinian Targum shows a definite relation with the New Testament
  • Proposition of arguments which indicate an early date for the bulk of the material of the PT

Product Details

  • Title: The New Testament and the Palestinian Targum to the Pentateuch
  • Author: Martin McNamara
  • Publisher: Pontifical Biblical Institute
  • Publication Date: 1966
  • Pages: 285

About Martin McNamara

Martin McNamara is the author of several books, including Apocalyptic and Eschatological Heritage: The Middle East and Celtic Realms, The Apocrypha in the Irish Church, Intertestamental Literature, and editor of The Aramaic Bible: Targums in their Historical Context (with D. R. G. Beattie).