Targum Ruth

Targum Ruth 2:4

Targum Ruth 2:4

My next book project is on Targum Ruth. As I begin to work my way through the text and issues I will post material here. You can navigate to my translation and images of the Solger manuscript using the links in the drop down menu above.


My translation can be found here, on this site.
Samson H. Levey’s translation can be found here, at the Newsletter for Targumic and Cognate Studies at Targum.info.

Solger MS Images
Images of TgRuth from the Solger MS are available here.

Book Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Text/Facsimile of Volmadonna No. 11
  3. Translation
  4. Exegetical Commentary
  5. Analysis
    1. Character Development
      1. Naomi
      2. Ruth
      3. Boaz
    2. Conversion
    3. A Rabbinic Targum
  6. Conclusion

Word Cloud

This is more for curiosity’s sake than anything else, but creating a word cloud via Wordle offers an interesting visual look at the content (in English) of TgRuth.

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