Onkelos on the Torah: Ba-midbar (Google eBook)

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Gefen Publishing House Ltd, May 10, 2009 - Religion - 444 pages
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Onkelos On the Torah: Understanding the Bible Text is a unique and remarkable translation and English commentary of the Targum Onkelos, the first and only rabbinically authorized translation of the Torah. Bamidbar, The Book of Numbers, the fourth out of five- volume, is a deluxe edition, which contains the Hebrew Massoretic text, a vocalized text of Onkelos and Rashi, Haphtarot in Hebrew with an English translation from the Aramaic Targumim, a scholarly appendix, and a "Beyond the Text exploration of biblical themes."

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Very useful resources, with an interesting combination of traditional commentary and contemporary analysis. Read full review

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Israel Drazin is the author of seven books, five of which are on Targum Onkelos. He was the first scholar to recognize that the Targum took hundreds of items from the Tannaitic Midrashim- those that were edited around 400 C.E.- and even incorporated many words found in these Midrashim in his translation. He was able, therefore, to date the Targum Onkelos around 400 C.E., a period much later than is widely accepted, because of the Targum's reliance upon these Midrashim. Stanley M. Wagner is Rabbi Emeritus of The Beth HaMedrosh HaGadol-Beth Joseph Congregation in Denver, Colorado; Professor Emeritus at the University of Denver and Founding Director and Director Emeritus of its Center for Judaic Studies; and Founding Director and Director Emeritus of the Mizel Museum in Denver. He wrote, edited, or co-edited four volumes, A Piece of My Mind, Traditions of the American Jew, Great Confrontations in Jewish History and Great Schisms in Jewish History and was General Editor of a six volume ser

Dr. Stanley M. Wagner, z l, was Rabbi of the Beth HaMedrosh HaGadol Congregation in Denver, Colorado, for twenty-five years, during which time he was also a professor of the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver, as well as Founding Director of the Mizel Museum in Denver. He wrote, co-authored, edited, or co-edited fifteen volumes, including the five-volume Onkelos on the Torah, A Piece of My Mind, Traditions of the American Jew, Great Confrontations in Jewish History, and Great Schisms in Jewish History. He was also general editor of a six-volume series entitled Christian and Jewish Traditions in the 20th Century. Professor Wagner received six degrees of higher learning from Yeshiva University, including a doctorate in Jewish history. Before his recent demise, he resided in Jerusalem.

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