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The Text of the Old Testament: An Introduction to the Biblia Hebraica [Paperback]

By Ernst Wurthwein & Erroll F. Rhodes (Translator)
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Pages   308
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.23" Width: 6.27" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   1.02 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2000
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  0802807887  
EAN  9780802807885  


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Ernst Wurthwein's classic introduction to the textual criti cism of the Hebrew Bible is now thoroughly updated in the light of new critical editions of the texts and recent contributions and findings in the various areas of the history of the text - especially the Masoretic text, the Septuagint, and the Peshitta, with attention given to the Dead Sea Scrolls. New for this edition are a chapter by Wurthwein that speaks to the theological significance of textual criticism and the history of the text, and an appendix by Harold P. Scanlin of the United Bible Societies that discusses resources for textual research. Also included are an expanded and updated bibliography and forty-nine plates of texts and inscriptions. The "List of Sigla," which shows in parallel columns the symbols used in the Biblia Hebaica Stuttgartensia and the Biblia Hebraica, assures the usefulness of this book as an introduction to both editions.

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This classic introduction to textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible is now entirely updated in the light of new critical editions of the texts and recent contributions and findings in the various areas of history of the text-especially the Masoretic text, the Septuagint, the Peshitta, and the Dead Sea Scrolls-and of textual criticism. A new chapter discusses the significance of textual criticism and the history of the text, and a new appendix provides resources for textual research. Includes 439 black-and-white plates of texts and inscriptions.

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Valuable Resource for the Theologian  Sep 29, 2006
Anyone serious about theology will need to be competent handler of Biblical documents contained in the two testaments.

While Metzger's critical work on the NT text has remained standard there, for the OT most would rely on Wurthwein.

His salient work demonstrates editions of Hebrew texts handed down, along with textual criticism of BHS. Working on that text has demonstrated to this reviewer the truly complimentary usefulness of such as Wurthwein's contribution.

Photocopies of illustrative material highlighting the least accessible is most useful.
 
An Aid to Biblia Hebraica  Feb 16, 2005
Wurthwein first wrote this book to "meet a practical need," the need that many students of Biblia Hebraica Kittel did not understand the "wealth of material" in the critical apparatus(or apparati, if you prefer). This book incorporates the changes in the criticial apparatus of BH Stuttgartensia (but not later editions such as BH Quinta).

As one might expect, the siglia for the Masora Parva are explained. So are the siglia for the texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls whose textual witness is now being considered by scholars. Wurthwein goes on to consider the primary versions, the LXX, the Targums, the Syriac versions, and the Latin, Coptic, Ethiopic, Armenian, and Arabic versions.

Wurthwein does not spend most of his book arguing for a particular theory of the origen of the Hebrew Bible such as Cross' theory of local texts. It is his purpose to introduce the tools and resources to the student of BHS. To this end he devotes over 40 pages of his short book to plates of sources (these are terrific) that many of us will never see. Instead Wurthwein presents the sources so that the student of textual theory may find his/her way for him/her-self.
 
Good introduction  Aug 4, 2002
Covers most important issues in textual criticism. If you only get one book on textual criticsm this is the one to get. Emmanuel Tov covers much more ground and is less dated, but it is much more expensive and more difficult to read. If you want both, definitely read Wurthwein first.
 
An excellent introduction to its subject  Jan 16, 2001
This book is ostensibly an introduction to Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia, a standard work giving the text of the Hebrew Bible and a list of variants and plausible emendations. It serves that function superbly, but it is also one of the best books ever written on the textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible. It is well worth buying even if you do not have a Biblia Hebraica. Some may prefer Tov's book on the subject, but ideally you should have both.
 

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