When He Comes, Will He Build It? Temple, Messiah and Targum Jonathan

When He Comes, Will He Build It? Temple, Messiah and Targum Jonathan In exploring the possibility that ancient Judaism included an expectation that a Messiah would build the Temple, scholarship has been drawn to passages in Targum Jonathan which have been seen by some to evidence such an anticipation. The analysis of these passages offered in the present study suggests that while TgJon was exegetically interested in those ‘Anointed Ones’ whom the Hebrew tradition had expected to build the First and Second Temples, its translation manifests no contemporary expectation of a Messiah who would build a new Temple in the meturgeman’s own time or the world to come. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aramaic Studies Brill

When He Comes, Will He Build It? Temple, Messiah and Targum Jonathan

Aramaic Studies, Volume 12 (1): 89 – Jan 1, 2014

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Brill
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Copyright 2014 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.
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1477-8351
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1745-5227
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10.1163/17455227-01201005
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Abstract

In exploring the possibility that ancient Judaism included an expectation that a Messiah would build the Temple, scholarship has been drawn to passages in Targum Jonathan which have been seen by some to evidence such an anticipation. The analysis of these passages offered in the present study suggests that while TgJon was exegetically interested in those ‘Anointed Ones’ whom the Hebrew tradition had expected to build the First and Second Temples, its translation manifests no contemporary expectation of a Messiah who would build a new Temple in the meturgeman’s own time or the world to come.

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Aramaic StudiesBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2014

Keywords: Temple; building; Messiah; Targum Jonathan; Zechariah; Isaiah; 2Samuel; Ezekiel

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