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The Targum of Zephaniah. Manuscripts and Commentary.
Leiden-Boston: Brill 2009. XI, 460 S. gr.8° = Studies in the Aramaic Interpretation of Scripture, 7. Geb. EUR 152,00. ISBN 978-90-04-17180-0.
Hector M. Patmore
Ahuva Ho’s work, the first extended study dedicated exclusively to the Targum of the book of Zephaniah, is concerned with two separate problems: First, the pluriformity of and relationship between the extant textual witnesses to Targum Jonathan; and secondly, the techniques of translation and exegesis used in the Targum, and what these might tell us about the historical situation or theological concerns of the targumist.
Chapter 1 provides a general introduction to Targum Jonathan covering issues such as its nature and origins and providing an overview of some previous research on the text. H. also outlines her methodology. In Chapter 2 H. describes the 21 manuscripts exa-mined in the study, providing codicological and other historical details (including transcriptions and ...
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