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Would anyone like to explain what a Targum is?
An Aramaic translation of parts or whole of Old Testament. From what I could understand it is sometimes more of paraphrase than literal translation, more like somebody preaching out of the Hebrew Bible to an Aramaic audience.
Actually, a Targum is an Aramaic translation that often has interpolations added into the text to expound upon it in some places (and these interpolations can sometimes be quite large). It is otherwise fairly literal.
Is there a seperate Aramaic Jewish tradition?
So I'm sort of fascinated with the Ethiopian Tewahado Orthodox Church (ETOC) for various reasons.

ETOC holds a tradition the ancient church and 1 Enoch, which Qumran "proved", so to speak.

I'm looking for a book, "Acts of Solomon", "Nathan", and a few others.

According to 2 Chronicles (9:29):
"Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, from first to last, are they not written in the [m]records of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of [n]Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam the son of Nebat?"

Are any of these writings extant today?

Also, what would it mean if they weren't?

I'm sort of split on 1 Enoch. Perhaps I could imagine a saint referring to an apocryphal book, also of course 1 Enoch is a great book to read, three St. Jude is essentially an Apostle of Our Lord, by default.

Not as if 1 Enoch were harmless. It explicitly states that not all of the dead shall be resurrected. Which I like, which sort of gives me hope, but goes against every Protestant teaching I can remember (although it does not disagree with Daniel, where it is written "*A MULTITUDE* of your people will be resurrected...."). Also let's not forget the heavy NT parallels.