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Textual Criticism of the Bible
Anderson, Amy and Wendy Widder

Bellingham, WA: Lexham, 2018 pp. xv + 236.Revised Edition. $24.99

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Lexham Methods Series, 1


Description: Textual Criticism of the Bible provides a starting point for the study of both Old and New Testament textual criticism. In this book, you will be introduced to the world of biblical manuscripts and learn how scholars analyze and evaluate all of that textual data to bring us copies of the Bible in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek that can be used for translating the Bible into modern languages. Textual Criticism of the Bible surveys the field, explains technical terminology, and demonstrates in numerous examples how various textual questions are evaluated. Complicated concepts are clearly explained and illustrated to prepare readers for further study with either more advanced texts on textual criticism or scholarly commentaries with detailed discussions of textual issues. You may not become a textual critic after reading this book, but you will be well prepared to make use of a wide variety of text-critical resources.

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

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Review by Alan Taylor Farnes
Published 12/26/2019
Citation: Alan Taylor Farnes, review of Amy Anderson and Wendy Widder, Textual Criticism of the Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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