By Ronald Hendel
Understand the aim and history of the hot The Hebrew Bible: A severe version project
Our figuring out of the textual heritage of the Hebrew Bible has been remodeled within the wake of the invention of the useless Sea Scrolls. Hendel explores and refines this new wisdom and formulates a cause for a brand new variation of the Hebrew Bible. The chapters situate The Hebrew Bible; A serious variation venture in a extensive ancient context, from the beginnings of textual feedback in past due antiquity and the Renaissance to the controversies in modern conception and perform. This e-book combines shut research with large synthesis, yielding new views at the textual content of the Hebrew Bible.
- Theory and perform of textual criticism
- Textual historical past of the Hebrew Bible
- History of text-critical scholarship
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Tov, Textual Criticism, 167. 1. Prologue to The Hebrew Bible 27 The idea that each original text (including editions) is authoritative brings a sociological/theological category into a book’s textual history. 27 We need not infer that each edition was authoritative to a particular community or that a nonauthoritative but systematic revision should not count as an edition. 29 However one conceives the original form of a biblical book or even if one conceives it as an impenetrable blur, the important methodological point is that we have no direct access to it.
As Tov acknowledges, in practice these distinctions often overlap. ”25 As such, “literary” and “textual” are not wholly separable concepts. Sometimes substantial compositional activity resumes, yielding a new edition of a biblical book, well after the process of textual transmission has begun. So there may be recursions and overlaps in the relationship between the “finished” literary work and the “beginning” of its transmission. In cases of “consecutive editions,” Tov maintains that this entails a concept of multiple originals.
The following, from Gen 1:1, is an example of the latter. 1:1 אשׁית ִ ‚× ֵרÖ¼ְ M vocalizes this word as a construct form. Evidence from some Greek transliterations (βαρησηθ and βαρησειθ, which vary with βρασιθ and βρησιθ) and Samaritan reading tradition (bārāšit) may indicate that the determined (absolute) vocalization (אשׁית ִ ‚× ֵרÖ¼ָ ) existed in some ancient reading traditions (but see the cautions of Rüterswörden and Warmuth 1993). The absolute form is explicable as a linguistic modernization of an archaic grammatical construction.