targum Ruth


Valmadonna Collection Purchased by the National Library of Israel 2

This is very good news! It appears the entire collection has been purchased by the Israeli National Library. As I shared several years ago Sotheby’s was exhibiting and the family seeking to sell this incredibly important collection. It is particularly important for Targum scholars because it includes Valmadonna 1 (formerly Sassoon 282). The Sotheby’s catalogue described […]


One or Two Articles on Boaz? 2

I had originally planned two articles on the character of Boaz and subsequently presented two separate papers. The first was on the figure of Boaz strictly within the biblical book of Ruth. The other was on how the Targumist had transformed the figure of Boaz in Targum Ruth. This progression made sense, of course, because […]


Advice Needed: Tg Ruth Book Outline 3

Tonight I was wrestling again with how to best present the material in my next book. This book on Targum Ruth will be similar to my earlier work on Targum Lamentations. My doctoral thesis was a verse-by-verse commentary and the book was an analysis of the work as a whole, with reference back to the […]