About This Text
Composed: Talmudic Israel/Babylon, c.150 BCE – c.350 CE
Targum Jonathan is an Aramaic translation of the Neviim (Prophets). Authorship of the Targum is attributed to Jonathan ben Uzziel, a prime student of the great Talmudic sage Hillel. In Talmudic times, the Targum was read verse-by-verse, alternating with the Hebrew text of the haftarah.