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Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible Hardcover – July 1, 2001

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Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Hebrew --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Emmanuel Tov is J. L. Magnes Professor of Bible at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is editor-in-chief of the Dead Sea Scrolls publication project, and his publications include The Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research (2nd ed. 1997), The Greek Minor Prophets Scroll from Na.hal .Hever (DJD, 1990), The Dead Sea Scrolls on Microfiche (1992–93), and The Greek and Hebrew Bible: Collected Essays on the Septuagint (1999).
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 500 pages
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers; Rev edition (July 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800634292
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800634292
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #509,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Michael Baxter on September 11, 2001
Format: Hardcover
The reviews of the first edition were glowing, and rightly so because this is a superb book. Tov is a world authority in his subject, and has the ability to explain his complex technical subject with great lucidity. This second edition is, however, almost a page for page reprint of the first edition and has only a few small revisions. This is disappointing, and we look forward to a more thoroughly revised third edition in the next few years. Anyone with a first edition need not bother with this one. However, everyone else with more than a beginner's interest in the subject should buy this book now.
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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 does have a fair amount of that too).
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This is the best source for factual information about the Tanakh (Old Testament) on the market. It is an absolute "must" book for every serious student of the Bible. Professor Tov covers the history of the Bible, its copying and transmission, and many of the textual problems. He pays a great deal of attention to the evolution of the Masoretic texts and their differences. Dr.Tov's experience as a professor at Hebrew University and Editor-in-Chief of the Dead Sea Scrolls publication project makes him uniquely qualified to write about the Hebrew Bible. If you want the facts, this is the book for you. This is a featured book at our site - INTERNETBIBLE.COM.
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It is a long time since a decent book on Old Testament textual studies appeared. Classics like those by Ginsburg and B J Roberts are largely obsolete and anyway almost impossible to obtain. There are some brief introductions around, but they do not begin to match the depth and erudition of this book. Tov is a brilliant scholar, and one of the World's leading authorities on the Septuagint and the Dead Sea scrolls, so he is well qualified to write this book.
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As I started diving in translation and text criticism, I needed a pratical introduction to the matter. In such cases you need the BEST. You have to go to the great names. Prof Tov's book brought me where I needed to come! As I learned the jargon, I got acquainted with the state of the art. If not exactly the last word (new discoveries and studies are published every day), I now walk on solid ground on the matter, gained a critical view and can surf on this before unknown sea. I am no longer an absolute outsider. I know the words of the trade! Well used money.
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