The use of eschatological lists within the Targumim of the Megilloth

Christian M.M. Brady

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Abstract

Several of the Targumim of the Megilloth contain lists (songs, famines, kings, etc.) that culminate in the future Messianic age. For example, Tg. Song opens with the list of Ten Songs and Tg. Ruth opens with the list of Ten Famines. Such lists are well known from other midrashic texts and this article will consider how and why these lists are used in the Targumim of the Megilloth and will propose that these additions are not merely the result of an opportunity presented by the Hebrew text but are being used specifically to further the overarching exegetical agenda of the Targum in question.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-509
Number of pages17
JournalJournal for the Study of Judaism
Volume40
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009

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Brady, Christian M.M. / The use of eschatological lists within the Targumim of the Megilloth. In: Journal for the Study of Judaism. 2009 ; Vol. 40, No. 4-5. pp. 493-509.
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In: Journal for the Study of Judaism, Vol. 40, No. 4-5, 01.09.2009, p. 493-509.

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