Textual History of the Bible

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Part of 1 Overview Articles - 1.1 Introduction - 1.1.1 Textual History of the Hebrew Bible

The Textual History of the Bible requires some discussion of the nature of text-critical analysis. Textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible deals with the nature, origin, and development of all the witnesses of a composition or book. This analysis often involves an attempt to discover the original form of details in a composition, or even of large stretches of text, although what exactly constitutes an “original text” is subject to much debate ( In the course of such an inquiry, attempt…

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Tov, Emanuel, “ Nature of Textual Criticism”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0001010101>
First published online: 2020

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