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By Michael Maher MSC

Incorrectly attributed to Jonathan ben Uzziel, this Targum, a part of the Palestinian Targums, has been name Pseudo-Jonathan to rectify this unsuitable id. Pseudo-Jonathan presents us with a translation of virtually each verse of the Pentateuch. designated from different Targums of the Pentateuch in lots of methods, this Targum is usually a great deal a composite paintings, yet one composed with ability and initiative.

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S second rendering (“led me astray”) agrees with the third interpretation in Gen. R. ’s first translation (“lured”) compare PRE 14 (99): “the serpent enticed my mind to sin .. . ” 23PRE 14 (99): “He brought the three of them and passed sentence of judgment upon them___” See also Gen. R. 20,2; Josephus, Ant. 1 § 49-50. 24Gen. R. 20,5: “ministering angels descended and cut off his hands and feet”; (further on in the same passage Gen. R. says that God had created the serpent to walk upright like a man); see PRE 14 (99); Josephus, Ant.

57See above n. 4 to 2:2. The Law was identified with Wisdom, which was created at the beginning of time (cf. Prov 8:2231 ). , Gen. R. 8, 2; Lev. R. -J. , Gen. R. 1,8; PRE 3(10-11).

R. 6,1 states that the moon was created “in order to sanctify new moons and years thereby” (cf. PRK 5,1). Ac­ cording to b. Hul. 60b (331), Israel is to reckon the days and the years by the moon. According to Gen. R. 6,1, “for days and years” refers to the beginnings o f the months and to the sanctification o f the years. -J. mentions four things (the intercalation o f years, the solstices, the new moon, and the cycles of the sun) which are not mentioned in any of the other Targums o f this verse.

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