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LING 249: Literature and Cognition (HC)

Linguistics/Comparative Literature: Literature and Cognition (Altshuler) Spring 2012

On the Book of Job

The Book of Job in Aramaic

Targums were the first written Aramaic translations or paraphrases of the Old Testament.  Targum 11Q10 covers The Book of Job 17:14–42:12 and represents one part of the manuscript fragments collectively known as the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The Aramaic text is available online at The Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon Project.  To find the Book of Job, choose the following path:

  • Search the CAL textual databases > Tagrum Studies Module > Browse a single targum > TgJob


Several English translations of Targum 11Q10 are also available: