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Readings, as the Western tradition became known in the Yemen. 3 ), this was advocated by van der Heide, and it is certainly a feature of the Yemenite Targum tradition of some of the Writings. However, this supposed West. contamination in Tg. Lam. is so sporadic, and so insubstantial, that it should probably be discounted. Introduction 15 (d) The original Tg. Lam. was also transmitted from Palestine westwards to North Africa and Europe, where it was rather faithfully copied. Here too, however, it underwent linguistic recasting, though this was minor compared to what occurred in Babylonia.
22 Introduction tended to “run out of steam” toward the end of biblical books. It has more to do with the fact that once a particular reading has been imposed, the need for commentary decreases. Though Linafelt has criticized Brady’s view,6 it remains the most plausible explanation for the large expansion of the first four verses of Tg. , but it does not explain the occasional expansiveness elsewhere. , that the expansiveness of a Targum, or indeed of a Midrash, is generally proportionate to the difficulty perceived in the biblical text.
He blames the prophets for her plight, for seeing “false and deceptive visions,” for failing to expose her iniquity (v. 14). Sin is once more identified as the cause of the disaster, but again in muted, unspecific, almost perfunctory terms. However, despite the prophets’ failings, Jerusalem had been forewarned; she should have known what to expect: “The Lord has done what he purposed, he has carried out his threat; as he ordained long ago, he has demolished without pity” (v. 6 The narrator ends his apostrophe to Zion by calling on her to “cry aloud to the Lord”: “Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord!