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A New Approach to the Evolution of Texts Based on the Manuscripts of the Targums

Project description

Innovative study of Targums’ evolution

Targums are Jewish Aramaic paraphrases of the Hebrew Bible. They offer us a unique insight into Jewish perceptions of God’s message. The Targums are preserved in manuscripts that differ one from another and that date from many centuries after the texts' original composition. The EU-funded TEXTEVOLVE project will expand the pool of primary sources available for analysis by identifying and examining previously unstudied manuscripts of the Targums. It will also analyse the Targums using a new methodology based on techniques from evolutionary biology. This will enable researchers to reconstruct more accurately the history of the texts' development and to understand better the cultural and theological significance of changes made to the text by copyists.

Host institution

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 1 401 797,87
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 401 797,87

Beneficiaries (4)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 1 401 797,87
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 1 401 797,87
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 32 684,84
Address
Newport Road 30 36
CF24 0DE Cardiff

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Region
Wales East Wales Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 32 684,84
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 234 933,75
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 234 933,75
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 296 842,54
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 296 842,54