Text, Translation, Theology: Selected Essays on the Hebrew Bible
Burlington Vt.: Ashgate, 2010 pp. xii + 142. $89.95
Society for Old Testament Studies Monographs
Description: Text, translation, theology - the three nouns in the title indicate the main fields of Old Testament study which are covered in this collection of essays. Text refers both to the history of biblical texts and to problems of textual criticism. Translation of the Hebrew Bible as a philological task is a central subject in several essays. Theology does not define what the essays are but what some of them are about: religious ideologies are objects of enquiry. Bertil Albrektson gathers together a selection of his essays, some of which have become classics, which were written on separate occasions and published in different, sometimes rather remote, places. They cover more than four decades of research, and for the first time they are now brought together in this accessible volume.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature
Review by Corrado Martone
Citation: Corrado Martone, review of Bertil Albrektson, Text, Translation, Theology: Selected Essays on the Hebrew Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).
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