By J a Emerton
The 11th Congress of the overseas association for the research of the previous testomony used to be held from 28 August to two September 1983 below 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 ancient collage city of Salamanca.
Those attending the Congress have been saddened via the unexpected demise in Salamanca of Professor D. J. McCarthy, S.J., additionally of the Pontifical Biblical Institute. It appeared acceptable that this quantity should still contain the handle given by means of the President on the memorial Mass.
This quantity comprises the entire papers learn by means of invitation on the Congress except for , of which one could be included via the writer in a approaching e-book and the opposite was once no longer submitted to me for e-book. i'm once more thankful to Dr André Lemaire, certainly one of my colleagues at the Editorial Board of Vetus Testamentum, for his assist in enhancing the various papers written in French.
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IV(III) 31-38 ; B. Meg. 25a-b) . As I have demonstrated elsewhere , 14 form-critical analysis of these lists shows that they have undergone revision and modification over a considerable period of time. They represent a signifi - 12 I allude to the title of R. Le Deaur 's article , " U n phenornen e spontane de I'hermeneutique juive ancienne: le ' ta rgu misme' " , Biblica 52 (1971), pp . 505-25. • 3 For a summary of R ashi' s and Rabbenu Hanau'el 's a tternpts to explain this dictum see S. Lieberman , Tosefta Ki-Fsiuaah , Part V (New York , 1962), p.
Whic h, having started out as wildly expan sive, sobe rs up towards th e end, becoming shorter 6 T he Bible in A ramaic. IV A ( Leide n , 1968), Table of Conte nts . THE TARGUMIM AND THE RABBINIC RULES 21 and doser to the Hebrew, and increasingly offering examples of more or less straightforward translation . II. RABBINIC EVIDENCE ON THE SETTING OF THE TARGUM There are many statements scattered throughout dassie Rabbinie literature as to the function and setting of the Targum. " These references deserve much more attention than they have received .
Sot . 41a) . (e) The T argum was recit ed a fte r Scripture , and a difference in practi ce was observed in th e cas e of th e T orah a n d the Haftarah . In the case of T orah , one verse of Scripture was followed immediately by one of T argum; in th e ca se of th e Haftarah , it was three ve rses of Scripture aga in st three of Targum . H ow ev er, if those three verses constituted three sepa rate sec tions, then th ey were to be read and translated sin gly (M. M eg. IV 4; cf. B. Sot. 41a). Behind these cleverly con trived rules are two clear, if rather con tra ry, aims: the first is to thrust Targum and Scripture apart , to demarcate rigorously b etween them and preserve th eir independence; th e second is to bring th em as clo sely as p ossibl e to gether, so th at Targum can illuminat e Scripture and form a m eans of passing ove r to it .