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Aramaic interpretations of the Tanach, developed around Babylon and Israel during the first millennium A.D. The Targums were not literal translations, but rather paraphrases; and they often included additional oral traditions. Three different forms of targum are distinguishable -- narrative, halakhic, and poetic. Examples of targums include Targum Yonathan.

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