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Title: Jacob of Serugh's Verse Homily on Tamar (Gen. 38)
Author(s): BROCK, Sebastian
Journal: Le Muséon
Volume: 115 Issue: 3-4 Date: 2002
Two of the first European scholars to show an interest in, and appreciation of, Jacob of Serugh's poetry were Pius Zingerle (1801-1881) and his nephew Joseph Zingerle (1831-1891), and among the latter's publications was an edition of Jacob's Memra on Tamar (Gen. 38). Since this Memra is a particularly fine example of Jacob’s artistry, and since Zingerle's edition is hard of access, the text is republished here, accompanied by an annotated English translation. The Memra also happens to be of considerable exegetical interest.