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The Text of the Old Testament: An Introduction to the Biblia Hebraica
Würthwein, Ernst and Alexander Achilles Fischer
Rhodes, Erroll F., translator

Grand Rapids/Cambridge: Eerdmans, 2014 pp. xix + 343.3 Edition. $30.00


Description: Ernst Würthwein's introduction to the Biblia Hebraica has long served as a textbook for generations of students interested in the history of the Old Testament text and the problems of textual criticism. From its first appearance in 1952 to the fifth German edition in 1988, the book was faithfully updated by Würthwein himself in light of new research. But now a new edition of "Würthwein" is due. While staying true to the original structure and character of Würthwein's classic work, Alexander Fischer has rewritten the text completely to bring it up to date with the new Quinta edition of Biblia Hebraica. Besides updating information throughout, this edition includes a new chapter on the texts from the Qumran. This third edition of The Text of the Old Testament will be an indispensable resource for serious students of the Biblia Hebraica and Old Testament exegesis.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology, Other Methods

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Review by Richard A. Taylor
Published 5/29/2016
Citation: Richard A. Taylor, review of Ernst Würthwein And Alexander Achilles Fischer, The Text of the Old Testament: An Introduction to the Biblia Hebraica, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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