[b-hebrew] Princess Ruth
1stluth at smig.net
Mon Jun 19 00:22:00 EDT 2006
As you know, the targumim are very difficult to date with precision.
E. Levin ("The Aramaic Version of Ruth," Analecta Biblica 76, Rome:
1973) would contend that Tg Ruth has some pre-Rabbinic halakah. (But
that does not necessarily mean that Tg Ruth pre-dates the Mishnah.)
It would be interesting to check Ruth Rabba as well. However, the
classical amoraic midrashim would be dated later than Tg Ruth.
> Thank you. Depending on the date of the Targum of Ruth, which I don't know
> offhand, this could be the earliest refference to this midrash, or have been
> influenced by the Talmud.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Arne Halbakken" <1stluth at smig.net>
To: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 3:41 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Princess Ruth?
>> At 12:00 PM -0400 6/18/06, b-hebrew-request at lists.ibiblio.org wrote:
>>>The Talmud (if its really important I'll look up the source) says that
>>>was the daughter of Eglon king of Moab. Would you think that David would
>>>descended from just ANY Moabitess? :-)
>> I'm not sure about the Talmud, but "daughter of Eglon king of Moab"
>> is mentioned in a targum of Ruth 1:4.
>> Arne Halbakken
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