7th International Meeting, August 2013

Munich, Germany Wednesday, August 7th 9.00 Chair: Willem Smelik Keynote: Theodore Kwasman (Universität Köln), Loanwords in Eastern Aramaic


10.00 10.30 – 13.00 11.00 11.30 12.00 12.30

Philology (Chair: Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman) Steven Kaufman (Hebrew Union College), The Dialectology of Late Jewish Literary Aramaic Dmytro Tsolin (National University "Ostroh Academy" of Ukraine), Subordinated Clauses in the Paraphrased Hebrew Poetry in the Targums Margaretha Folmer (State University of Leiden), Translation of the Biblical Hebrew Construction ‫ב‬/‫ כ‬+ Infinitive Construct in Jewish Aramaic Bible Translations Shai Heijmans (Tel-Aviv University), Three remarks on the form of Greek Loanwords in the Targum Leeor Gottlieb (Bar-Ilan University), The composition of Aramaic Targums in a non-Aramaic speaking environment
Lunch Excursions

13.00 14.30 Thursday, August 8 th 9.00

Chair: Thierry Legrand Keynote: Bruce Chilton (Bard University), Greek Testament, Aramaic Targums, and the Question of Comparison

10.00 10.30 – 13.00 10.30 11.00 11.30 12.00 12.30

Reception and Interpretation (Chair: Siam Bhayro) Malka Zeiger Simkovich (Brandeis University), Abraham as Witness to Eschatological Judgment in Pseudepigraphic, Christian, Rabbinic and Targumic literature David Shepherd (Chester University), If he comes, he will build it: Temple, Messiah and Targum Jonathan Pere Casanellas (Universitat de Barcelona), The Use of the Expressions ‘Spirit of Prophecy’ and ‘Holy Spirit’ in the Targum, and the dating of the Targums Eveline van Staalduine-Sulman (Free University Amsterdam), Agricultural Parables in Matthew and Targum Jonathan Thierry Legrand (Université de Strassbourg), Messianism in the Targumim

13.00 14.30 – 16.00 14.30 15.00 15.30


Targum & Other Early Jewish Literature (Chair: Chris Brady) Stefanie Rudolf (Freie Universität Berlin), Propaganda for Astrology in Aramaic literature ROBERT HAYWARD (Durham University), A Targumic interpretation in the Mishnah? Or A Case of Mistaken Identity? Siam Bhayro (University of Exeter), The Reception of Mesopotamian and Early Jewish traditions in the Aramaic Incantation Bowls

16.00 16.30 – 18.00 16.30 17.00 17.30 18.00 18.15 18.20

Targum Jonathan (Chair: Moshe Bernstein) Claude Tassin (Institut Catholique de Paris), Le Targum d’Isaie Gudrun Lier (University of Johannesburg), Dating and Authorship of Targum Jonathan to the Prophets: Making Sense of Rabbinic Commentary in the Bavli and Targum Malachi Elisabeth Giralt-Lopez (Universitat de Barcelona), The Figure of God in the Targum to Amos

Announcements Business Meeting

Friday, August 6 th 9.00 Chair: Theodore Kwasman Keynote: Guiseppe Veltri (University of Halle), Targum studies and language concepts in Rabbinic Judaism: a Reappraisal

10.00 10.30 – 13.00 10.30 11.00 11.30 12.00 12.30 13.00

Targum Writings & Targum Reception (Chair: David Shepherd) Ohad Abudraham (Ben-Gurion University), Yemenite Recension in Western Manuscript: The Case of the Targumim of the Five Scrolls Chris Brady (Schreyer Honors College), On Exegetical Similarities between the Targumim of the Megilloth Hans Van Nes (Evangelische Theologische Faculteit Leuven), Mapping the use of Targum manuscripts for the Rabbinic Bible Lawrence Lincoln (University of Stellenbosch), An Analysis of the Use of ‘Woman’ as Metaphor in Targum Qohelet 7.26-29 Willem Smelik (University College London), Targum and Adamic Language
End of Meeting