Targum / Onkelos Leviticus


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Summary of Onkelos Leviticus

Date: 100-200 C.E.

Description: Targum Onkelos is the primary Eastern Aramaic Targum (interpretation) of the Torah from the Jewish-Babylonian community, accepted as an authoritative translated text of the Five Books of Moses and thought to have been written in the early 2nd-century C.E. The Targums are known for their inclusion of extra material such as aggadic paraphrase and commentary that seeks to minimize ambiguities in the Hebrew text.

Le Déaut, Roger The Cambridge History of Judaism, Cambridge University Press, 1990


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