The legend, which has never been traced to its ultimate source, had many variants, especially as regards the situation attributed to Manoa.
It is not, however, a revision of the Fragmentary Targum - for it is clearly independent of that version - but is rather a parallel, if somewhat later, production, in which the text of Onkelos is already combined with a number of variants and additions.
But All These Variants Together Are Mere Stray Curios Among The Crowding Souvenirs Of The Old Home Over Sea.
The former hypothesis with its variants may be called the Trochosphere-hypothesis, the latter the Gastraea-hypothesis.
In the fable of Reynard the Fox the name of the hare is Coart, Kywart, Cuwaert or other variants.