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The Transformation of Ruth and Boaz in Targum Ruth – Christian Brady (Society for the Study of Religion)

When Dec 09, 2015
from 03:45 PM to 04:45 PM
Where 130 Moore Building
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Christian Brady
Dean of Schreyer Honors College
Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, and Jewish Studies
Penn State University

The Transformation of Ruth and Boaz in Targum Ruth

Targum is a unique genre, oering a verbatim Aramaic rendering of the Hebrew biblical text, while weaving into it additional details and context that transforms the text often in signicant ways. This paper will consider how the Targum of Ruth transformed the gures of Ruth and Boaz into paragons of rabbinic excellence.