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 Background and Chronological Framework

The biblical text developed and changed much from the compositional stages until the Middle Ages, as can be seen from the many differences among the textual witnesses and the changes of script, layout, and content.

With the help of the Dead Sea Scrolls, we now understand many aspects of the copying and transmissi…

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Tov, Emanuel, “ Scribal Transmission of the Biblical Text”, 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_0001010105>
First published online: 2020

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