Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Schøyen Collection:

An 11th c. Targum (MS 206):
A case of יְהֹוָה vocalization of the Tetragrammaton /

Ταργκούμ του 11ου αι. (MS 206):
Μια περίπτωση φωνηεντισμού יְהֹוָה του Τετραγράμματου

MS in Hebrew and Aramaic on vellum, Iraq, first half of 11th c., 8 ff., 39x33 cm, 2 columns, (25x25 cm), 23 lines in a large Hebrew square book script, by a scribe perhaps originating from the Maghreb (North Africa probably Tunisia).

Commentary: The Aramaic translation is verse by verse. Among the earliest group of surviving Hebrew targum Bible MSS in codex form.

Vocalization of the Tetragrammaton: יְהֹוָה  [ YeHoWaH / ΙεΧωΒά' ]

* The Schøyen Collection

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