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Textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible by Emanuel Tov

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Published by Fortress Press, Van Gorcum in Minneapolis, Assen/Maastricht .
Written in English


  • Bible. O.T. -- Criticism, Textual.

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Edition Notes

StatementEmanuel Tov.
LC ClassificationsBS1136 .T6813 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxl, 456 p. :
Number of Pages456
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1719739M
ISBN 100800626877, 9023227123
LC Control Number92022889

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Textual Criticism deals with Hebrew and Greek, not English translations. Because of the wealth of materials and the difficulties of the many other languages involved, it is one of the most difficult sciences in Bible study. The following is a brief outline of the basic facts and principles. THE HEBREW OLD TESTAMENT 1. Manuscripts. A. There are.   This book outlines the principles of textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible. Especially helpful are discussions of how this field is different than that of Greek New Testament textual criticism. Note that this book is more of a manual for how to do textual criticism than it is a summary of the current state of knowledge in the field (although it /5(11). In How Old Is the Hebrew Bible?A Linguistic, Textual, and Historical Study (Yale, ), Ronald Hendel and Jan Joosten provide an accessible treatment of some of the complex issues regarding inquiry into the history of the Hebrew Bible. In short, they are convinced that within the Hebrew Bible there is a traceable diachrony from Classical Biblical Hebrew (CBH; texts dated to the monarchy) to.   It is an excellent book covering all aspects of textual criticism - that is the lowest level of criticism - of the Hebrew Bible. It deals with the issue of the selection of the appropriate reading from multiple versions (i.e., prefer the reconstructed Hebrew from the Greek Septuagint or a particular manuscript from the Dead Sea Scrolls, the /5.

This classic introduction to textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible is now entirely updated. The book examines the transmission of the biblical text in its original languge, the history of its translation, the causes of corruption in the textual tradition, and the proper principles and techniques of textual criticism. Customers in North America who wish to purchase this publication, please contact Augsburg Fortress Press. First published in , Emanuel Tov's Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible has rapidly established itself as the authoritative reference work for all those engaged in the study of the text of the Hebrew Bible. This thoroughly revised second edition will be welcomed by students and 5/5(6). Get this from a library! Textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible. [Emanuel Tov] -- "Since its initial publication, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible has established itself as the indispensable authoritative textbook and reference on the subject. In this thoroughly revised third. Many Bible readers often wonder why different translations of the Bible have very different readings of the text. When the various Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek and Latin manuscripts of the Bible are compared, a process called Textual Criticism; we often find variations in how these manuscripts read.

Reading "Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible" by Emanuel Tov was both a joy and a challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed immersing myself in the world of the Hebrew Bible. Ancient manuscripts, Dead Sea Scroll finds, ancient versions, textual variants — all of these things stir the Bible-geek in me.5/5(1). The textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible differs from textual criticism of other compositions that are usually reconstructed in their original form, for there have been relatively few attempts to reconstruct the original text of a biblical book, for theoretical as well as practical.   Textual criticism is the study of these manuscripts in an attempt to determine what the original reading actually was. There are three primary methods to textual criticism. The first is the Textus Receptus. The Textus Receptus was a manuscript of the Bible that was compiled by a man named Erasmus in the s A.D. Read the full-text online edition of Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible.