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Steps to a New Edition of the Hebrew Bible
Ronald Hendel
TCS 10
Publication Date
November 2016


Understand the purpose and background of the new The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition project

Our understanding of the textual history of the Hebrew Bible has been transformed in the wake of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Hendel explores and refines this new knowledge and formulates a rationale for a new edition of the Hebrew Bible. The chapters situate The Hebrew Bible; A Critical Edition project in a broad historical context, from the beginnings of textual criticism in late antiquity and the Renaissance to the controversies in contemporary theory and practice. This book combines close analysis with broad synthesis, yielding new perspectives on the text of the Hebrew Bible.

  • Theory and practice of textual criticism
  • Textual history of the Hebrew Bible
  • History of text-critical scholarship

Ronald Hendel is the Norma and Sam Dabby Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He has written many books and articles on biblical religion, language, and culture, and he is the general editor of The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition. His most recent book is The Book of Genesis: A Biography.

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