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By J a Emerton

The 11th Congress of the overseas association for the learn of the previous testomony was once held from 28 August to two September 1983 below the Presidency of Professor Luis Alonso Schökel, S.J., of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. The Secretary of the Congress used to be Professor V . Collado Bertomeu, of Valencia, and the scene of the Congress was once the gorgeous and old collage city of Salamanca.
Those attending the Congress have been saddened via the surprising demise in Salamanca of Professor D. J. McCarthy, S.J., additionally of the Pontifical Biblical Institute. It appeared applicable that this quantity should still comprise the handle given through the President on the memorial Mass.
This quantity contains the entire papers learn by means of invitation on the Congress aside from , of which one might be integrated via the writer in a imminent e-book and the opposite was once no longer submitted to me for booklet. i'm once more thankful to Dr André Lemaire, one in every of my colleagues at the Editorial Board of Vetus Testamentum, for his assist in modifying a few of the papers written in French.

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That this was so may be deduced from the fact that even a minor was allowed to recite Targum liturgically (M . Meg. IV 6; cf. T . Meg. IV(III) 21) . The minor's knowledge of the Targum comes as no surprise in view of the evidence that the Targum was taught in the Bet ha-Sefer. However, a minor may have been called upon to act as meturgeman only in exceptional circumstances, and, as I suggested earlier, the role was probably normally taken by the schoolmaster. (4) It is not clear whether the Targum was passed on orally or in written form.

With few exceptions modern Targum experts' knowledge of them appears to be derived from the summaries of nineteenth century scholars such as A . " In assessing the Rabbinie material two major problems must be faced . First, we must bear in mind the dangers of producing an artificial synthesis out of widely scattered statements . Our sources are very diverse as to date and provenance, and we must not assurne that uniform practice in the use ofthe Targum prevailed through space and time . Second, we must remember that Talmudic pronouncements are essentially prescriptive, not descriptive : they state what ought to happen, not necessarily what actually happened.

Roth, " T he Deuteronomic Rest Theology : A Redaction-Critical Study" , in Papers ofthe Chicago Society 0] Biblical Research 21 (Chicago, 1976), pp . 5-14 ; F. Stolz, "nüa~ ruhen ", in THATII , Sp . 43-6 . ZUR DEUT. KONZEPTION VON FREIHEIT UND FRIEDEN 31 einerseits und dem stammverwandten Verb nwb im hi. " So sind Gott , der Geber, und die mlnubti eng aufeinander bezogen, während Israel als ihr Empfänger ziemlich passiv bleibt. Wenn aber Jahwe seinem Volk Ruhe verschafft, dann ist es in nwb-hi.

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