The Concept of Memra in Targum Amos

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25159/2663-6573/8341

Keywords:

memra, Targum Amos, targum, targumist, Aramaic Bible, meturgeman

Abstract

The Memra concept is notable in Aramaic Bible translation or Targum. In Targum Amos, the term is employed seven times in the Aramaic rendering of the Hebrew text of the prophet Amos. This study investigates how scholars interpreted the Memra concept in the context of earlier studies that focussed on the Pentateuchal Targums and the Former Prophets. It then ventures to establish how the notion of Memra is used in TJ Amos and how this compares with previous scholarly findings.

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Gudrun Elisabeth Lier, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Department of Languages, Cultural Studies and Applied Linguistics

Senior Lecturer

Anna Fransina Van Zyl, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Department of Languages, Cultural Studies and Applied Linguistics

Published

2020-12-08

How to Cite

Lier, Gudrun Elisabeth, and Anna Fransina Van Zyl. 2020. “The Concept of Memra in Targum Amos”. Journal for Semitics 29 (2):10 pages. https://doi.org/10.25159/2663-6573/8341.

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Received 2020-08-26
Accepted 2020-11-14
Published 2020-12-08