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Author Smelik, Willem F.,
Title Rabbis, language and translation in late antiquity / Willem F. Smelik.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Subject Rabbinical literature -- Translating.
Rabbinical literature -- Translations.
Jews -- Languages -- History.
Jews -- History -- 70-638.
Translating and interpreting -- History -- To 1500.
Judaism -- History -- Talmudic period, 10-425.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 571 pages)
Note Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Multilingualism and the holy tongue. The family of languages -- The holy tongue -- The multilingual context of language selection -- The locus of translation. The terminology of translation -- Chanting the scriptures -- Between Holy Writ and Oral Tora -- Ashurit and alphabet -- Rabbis and translation. Targum in Talmud -- The faces of Aquila.
Summary Comprehensive discussion of how languages and translations were perceived and practised in the multilingual Jewish societies of Late Antiquity.
ISBN 9781461953555 (electronic bk.)
1461953553 (electronic bk.)
9781139206969 (electronic bk.)
1139206966 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 865074973
Additional Format Print version: Smelik, Willem F. Rabbis, language and translation in late antiquity 9781107026216 (OCoLC)863944406.