By J a Emerton

The 11th Congress of the foreign association for the examine of the previous testomony used to be held from 28 August to two September 1983 lower than the Presidency of Professor Luis Alonso Schökel, S.J., of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. The Secretary of the Congress was once Professor V . Collado Bertomeu, of Valencia, and the scene of the Congress was once the gorgeous and historical collage city of Salamanca.
Those attending the Congress have been saddened via the surprising loss of life in Salamanca of Professor D. J. McCarthy, S.J., additionally of the Pontifical Biblical Institute. It appeared acceptable that this quantity should still comprise the handle given by means of the President on the memorial Mass.
This quantity comprises the entire papers learn through invitation on the Congress except for , of which one might be included by way of the writer in a approaching ebook and the opposite was once now not submitted to me for booklet. i'm once more thankful to Dr André Lemaire, one in all my colleagues at the Editorial Board of Vetus Testamentum, for his assist in enhancing a number of the papers written in French.

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It would be wrang for us simply to assurne that the extant Targumim are simple and direct transeripts of the oral Targum delivered in the old synagogue. As Goshen-Gottstein has rightly insisted, the Gestalt of the old synagogue Targum remains in tensely problematic, despite the discovery of Codex Neofiti 1. 15 This point was well -enough understood by nineteenth century scholars , but I feel the present generation of Targum experts tends to ignore it. The fact is that the Targum had a purely literary life of its own in the Middle Ages, and all our extant Targumim have gone through a literary phase of development, divorced from their original setting.

Die Rückverweise auf die anderen Texte lassen jedoch erkennen, daß hier ebenso gedacht wird. Diesen drei Stellen zufolge gewährt J ahwe den westjordanisehen Stämmen zunächst Ruhe und verleiht ihnen dann das Land, das sie in Besitz nehmen . Schw ieriger ist der Halbvers i 13b gebaut, der die Ostjordanier betrifft. Er enthält zwei Sätze. Der erste verwendet nwb-hi. im Partizip, das im deuteronomistischen sprachlichen Kontext zumeist die unmittelbar bevorstehende Zukunft bezeichnet. Der zweite Satz schließt J ahwes Landgabe im w = qatal-x an , was am einfachsten als Zukunftsaussage mit Progreß gegenüber der vorausgehenden Handlung erklärt wird.

Meg. 25b) a case is cited in which Rabbi Eliezer publicly rebuked someone for " read in g" (editio princeps: " reading and translating") another ofthe forbidden passages (Ezek. ) as a Haftarah. Normally, however, censure appears to have been in the hands of the congregation. The religious leaders relied on educating the people at large in their ideas and securing their co-operation in putting them into effect. In most congregations not only the acting meturgeman would have known the Targum, but at least same of the adult males as weIl.

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