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  • In a large number of cases this Targum gives merely a variant rendering of single words: where longer passages are given it presents a very paraphrastic translation, and bears all the marks of a late Haggadic composition.
  • The Syriac (Peshitta) version is paraphrastic, but on the whole it follows the Hebrew text.
  • The Syriac text, made without doubt from the Hebrew, though often paraphrastic is often suggestive.
  • The best are in English; where we have the extremely paraphrastic, but for its time admirable translation of George Sale (repeatedly printed), that of Rodwell (1861), which seeks to give the pieces in chronological order, and that of Palmer (1880), who wisely follows the traditional arrangements.

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