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The hermeneutics of scribal rewriting in Targum Jonathan Ezekiel

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The hermeneutics of scribal rewriting in Targum Jonathan Ezekiel. / Tooman, William Arthur.

In: Journal of Ancient Judaism, Vol. 5, No. 3, 12.2014, p. 393-414.

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Tooman, WA 2014, 'The hermeneutics of scribal rewriting in Targum Jonathan Ezekiel' Journal of Ancient Judaism, vol 5, no. 3, pp. 393-414.

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Tooman, W. A. (2014). The hermeneutics of scribal rewriting in Targum Jonathan Ezekiel. Journal of Ancient Judaism, 5(3), 393-414.

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Tooman WA. The hermeneutics of scribal rewriting in Targum Jonathan Ezekiel. Journal of Ancient Judaism. 2014 Dec;5(3):393-414.

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Tooman, William Arthur. / The hermeneutics of scribal rewriting in Targum Jonathan Ezekiel. In: Journal of Ancient Judaism. 2014 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 393-414

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