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Transcription of TgLam from Urb. 1 Available on Targuman 1

I finally got around to posting the transcription I made years ago of TgLam for my doctorate and the subsequent book. The text is from the MS Urb. 1, represented without the vocalization. There may be some new errors introduced with the copying and pasting process (and Unicode transitions) but I think I cleaned it all up. Please let […]


Targum Lamentations in eSword format

A reader has kindly made an eSword version of Targum Lamentations available. I do not use this tool myself, but Jonathan’s directions were these: I’m sorry it has taken me so long to get this to you.  I have attached the E-Sword file for you of your Targum.  The file just needs to be copied […]


New Book: Great is Thy Faithfulness?

Months ago I wrote that the proofs were in and now it is all ready, just in time for SBL. The book is Great Is Thy Faithfulness? Reading Lamentations as Sacred Scripture and was edited by Robin Parry and Heath Thomas. For anyone wanting to do work in Lamentations and its interpretation this is going to be a must first […]


The drawback of digital images of manuscripts 1

I now have little excuse to travel and see the manuscripts in person. Of course once can still make the argument, especially if one’s area of research is primarily focused on manuscripts themselves it is absolutely necessary. But for those of us who simply need the text to see textual variances and so on, a […]


Word Clouds Illuminating Interpretation: Lamentations 1   Recently updated!

Yesterday, as simply a means of illustrating the announcement about the new book on Lamentations I quickly created two word clouds of the Book of Lamentations and the Targum of Lamentations. As with Ruth there are some interesting observations one can make from this simple graphic. For those not familiar, Wordle.net  tags the words you input […]


Proofs are here! New Book on Lamentations 4

A year ago, almost to the day, I shared with you all that a new book was forthcoming on the topic of Lamentations and its interpretation in Christianity and Judaism. Yesterday I received the proofs and Great Is Thy Faithfulness: Reading Lamentations as Sacred Scripture should be ready for purchase at SBL! The publisher is […]