The Jewish Targums and John’s Logos Theology
The always awesomely kind folk at Hendrickson have sent along a copy of John Ronning’s new volume, The Jewish Targums and John’s Logos Theology. You can download a pdf of the table of contents and the intro as well as chapter one. According to the publisher
John Ronning makes a case that the Jewish Targums—interpretive translations of the Old Testament into Aramaic that were read in synagogues—hold the key to understanding John’s Logos title. Examining numerous texts in the fourth gospel in the light of the Targums, Ronning shows how connecting the Logos with the targumic Memra (word) unlocks the meaning of a host of theological themes that run throughout the Gospel of John.