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By Judit Targarona Borras, Angel Saenz-Badillos

In July of 1998, the eu organization for Jewish experiences celebrated its 6th congress, with nearly four hundred members. In those court cases, 169 papers and communications learn throughout the convention were amassed. they target to provide a extensive, real looking standpoint at the advances, achievements and anxieties of Judaic experiences on the flip of the twentieth century, at the eve of the recent millennium.

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990-1050. Amsterdam: Philo Press 1970). Heide, A. van der. 1991. "Maimonides and Nahmanides at the proposal of Trial (Nissayon). " In Sobre los angeles viday obra de Maimonides. I Congreso internacional (Cordoba, 1985). Ed. J. Pelaez del Rosal. Cordoba: Ediciones El Almendro, 305—314. Licht, J. 1973. checking out in Hebrew Scriptures and in Post-Biblical Judaism (Hebr. ). Jerusalem: The Magnes Press, The Hebrew collage. TEXTUAL T R A D I T I O N OF T A R G U M J O N A T H A N T O ISAIAH ALBERDINA HOUTMAN Universiteit Kampen, The Netherlands creation study on historic texts is made or damaged through its textual foundation, the Targums being no exception. in the framework of my examine at the Targum to Isaiah, 1 I once again turned aware of diis golden rule. For Isaiah we're privileged with many extant early witnesses. From the literature, particularly previous catalogues, we all know of 26 (almost) whole non-stop manuscripts of Targum Isaiah in addition to a number of hundred fragmentary manuscripts and collections of haftarot. 2 O f the 26 recognized non-stop manuscripts, 22 are such that they are often used for stemmatological examine. three The darkish aspect of this in a different way sumptuous scenario is that we have got purely ideas of thumb to discover our manner inside this abundance of textual fabric. In precis, textual content witnesses of the Targum to the Prophets should be largely categorized into an jap and a Western culture. The japanese culture will be subdivided right into a "pure" Babylonian culture and a Yemenite culture in accordance with the Babylonian culture yet steadily prompted via the Tiberian authority. T h e Western culture should be additional subdivided into an Ashkenazi and a Sefardi culture. The Babylonian culture is the oldest. this custom, of which little or no has survived, has been handled safely through Josep Ribera Florit. four The Yemenite and the Western traditions, however, have as but now not been handled effectively. J o h n Stenning in his version of 1949 made use of eleven Yemenite and Western manuscripts, of which simply five have been non-stop manuscripts, or even these he didn't deal with exhaustively. five For a few of these manuscripts he apparendy dependent himself at the paintings of others, relatively Samuel Landauer and Paul Anton de Lagarde. N o try out was once made to attract up a stemma to judge the importance of the variations. 1 2 three four five The study venture ''! Tie Targum of Isaiah' is supported by way of the Netherlands association for clinical study (NWO). in response to the unpublished catalogue which has been compiled via my colleague Dr W. F. Smelik on behalf of our staff in Kampen and in keeping with Klein, M. L. 1992. Targumic Mannscripts within the Cambridge Geni~ah Collections. Cambridge: Cambridge collage Press. One MS is just too a lot broken for use (MS Or fol 1210, Staatsbibliothek Berlin); one is misplaced (MS Kennicott 471, previously Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Rome); one isn't really identifiable (MS Kennicott 570); and one is simply on hand within the shape o f a carbon block (MS A46, Sächsische Landesbibliothek Dresden). Ribera Florit, J.

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