Textual History of the Bible

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Introduction to the Textual History of the Bible
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Manuscript finds such as the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Cairo Genizah manuscripts, the discoveries at Nag Hammadi, and many more have radically changed our knowledge of the textual history of the Jewish and Christian Bibles. These new insights have led to several noticeable paradigm shifts in the field of textual criticism. Textual witnesses are no longer regarded as quarries for textual variants but are studied as texts and traditions in their own right. For instance, the study of the Septuagint is …

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Armin Lange, “Introduction to the Textual History of the Bible”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_SIM_000854>
First published online: 2016

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