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Steps to a New Edition of the Hebrew Bible
Hendel, Ronald

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016 pp. xviii + 388. $45.95

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Description: 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.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Textual Criticism

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Review by Emanuel Tov
Published 3/9/2017
Citation: Emanuel Tov, review of Ronald Hendel, Steps to a New Edition of the Hebrew Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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