Textual History of the Bible

Get access Development of the Biblical Text
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Part of 1 Overview Articles - 1.1 Introduction - 1.1.1 Textual History of the Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Bible is an anthology of ancient Israel’s faith literature and has a highly complex textual history. Full understanding requires a review of the development of its many parts from the earliest shadowy beginnings to their completion as a canon, and from the collection in antiquity to the diverse forms surviving in extant manuscripts today. The many genres and the many representatives of those genres included in …

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Ulrich, Eugene, “ Development of the Biblical Text”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 24 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0001010104>
First published online: 2020

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