Definition of Targum in English:

Targum

Line breaks: Tar¦gum
Pronunciation: /ˈtɑːɡəm
 
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noun

An ancient Aramaic paraphrase or interpretation of the Hebrew Bible, of a type made from about the 1st century ad when Hebrew was ceasing to be a spoken language.
More example sentences
  • His father told him, "The Targum interprets living soul as a speaking spirit."
  • The Targum, the traditional Aramaic translation of the Bible, explains this phrase as meaning "the One Who unites heaven and earth."
  • Many have interpreted the seed in this verse as the Messiah, including the Jewish Targums, hence the Talmudic expression ‘heels of the Messiah’.

Origin

from Aramaic targūm 'interpretation'.

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