Via Paul Flesher
The Targums: A Critical Introduction, Paul V.M. Flesher and Bruce Chilton
Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2011 –A new introduction to the Targums of more than 500 pages, covering Targums to the Pentateuch, to the Prophets and to the Writings, and looking at their place in the history of Aramaic, Judaism of the Rabbinic period, and early Christianity. (Here’s the volume’s flier for ordering).
The value and significance of the targums—translations of the Hebrew Bible into Aramaic, the language of Palestinian Jews for centuries following the Babylonian Exile—lie in their approach to translation: within a typically literal rendering of a text, they incorporate extensive exegetical material, additions, and paraphrases. These alterations reveal important information about Second Temple Judaism, its interpretation of its bible, and its beliefs.
This remarkable survey introduces critical knowledge and insights that have emerged over the past sixty years, including targum manuscripts discovered this century and targums known in Aramaic but only recently translated into English. Prolific scholars Flesher and Chilton guide readers in understanding the development of the targums, their relationship to the Hebrew Bible, their dates, their language, their place in the history of Christianity and Judaism, and their theologies and methods of interpretation.
Targum and New Testament: Collected Essays, Martin McNamara
Tuebingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011 –A collection of essays by Martin McNamara, the influential scholar of the Targumim. The information I have does not indicate whether this is a collection of previously published essays or whether it contains new material.
Michael Klein on the Targum: Collected Essays 1972-2002, Edited by Avigdor Shinan and Rimon Kasher, with Michael Marmur and Paul V.M. Flesher
Leiden: Brill, 2011 –A selection of Michael Klein’s most important essays from the course of his career.