Dineke Houtman sent me word of this new and intriguing book. It’s Brill so save up your shekelim.
A Jewish Targum in a Christian World
ISBN: 9789004267817What is the use of a Targum in a cultural setting where Aramaic is not a common language anymore? And why would Christians be interested in a typically Jewish text in an otherwise anti-Jewish milieu? These and related questions have served as guides for Alberdina Houtman, Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman and Hans-MartinKirn in bringing together the articles for the present book, which consists of three parts:
- Uses and Functions of Targum in Europe;
- Editing Targums and their Latin Translations;
- Targums and Christianity.A number of the articles deal with the codicological and paratextual aspects of the relevant manuscripts and editions as witnesses of their cultural historical situations. The intended readership includes specialists in Targum, Jewish and medieval studies, (church) historians, codicologists and (Christian) theologians.