About This Text
Author: Marcus Jastrow
Composed: Philadelphia, c.1883 – c.1903 CE
Commonly known as Jastrow’s Dictionary, this work was the first English language dictionary for studying the Talmud, Midrashim and Targumim. With over 30,000 entries, it was far more comprehensive than any other dictionary of Aramaic/Hebrew available until surpassed by more modern works. Each entry is fully vocalized, defined in English and presented in various contexts. Word roots are cross-referenced wherever possible.