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The Aramaic Bible, Volume 17B: The Targum of Lamentations

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While any translation of the Scriptures may in Hebrew be called a targum, the word is used especially for a translation of a book of the Hebrew Bible into Aramaic. Before the Christian era, Aramaic had in good part replaced Hebrew in Palestine as the vernacular of the Jews. It continued as their vernacular for centuries later and remained in part as the language of the schools after Aramaic itself had been replaced as the vernacular.

This work provides a definitive translation into English of the Targum of Lamentations, based on a critical reading of all the extant versions, with textual annotations and extensive notes. An appendix offers, in addition, a translation and annotation of the Yemenite version.

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  • Offers a translation by experts in Aramaic and Hebrew
  • Contains succinct verse-by-verse translation
  • Preserves the particular and peculiar nature of the original Aramaic translations
  • Includes a translation and annotation of the Yemenite version of the text
The Aramaic Bible series, under McNamara’s able leadership, has brought the difficult world of Targum to a larger audience of biblical scholars.

—Gary A. Rendsburg, Blanche and Irving Laurie Chair in Jewish History, Cornell University

  • Title: The Aramaic Bible, Volume 17B: The Targum of Lamentations
  • Translator: Philip S. Alexander
  • Publisher: Liturgical Press
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 224
  • Christian Group: Catholic
  • Resource Type: Ancient Texts
  • Topic: Judaica
Alexander Phillip is the author of Essays Toward a Theory of Knowledge.


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