Hebrew Bible, Greek Bible and Qumran: Collected Essays

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Mohr Siebeck, 2008 - Religion - 458 pages
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Subdivided into three segments (Hebrew Bible, Greek Bible, Qumran), this updated and revised collection of essays represents the work of Emanuel Tov in the past seventeen years. He focuses on various aspects of the textual analysis of the Hebrew and Greek Bible, as well as the Qumran biblical manuscripts in Hebrew and Greek. Further he takes a special interest in the orthography of biblical manuscripts, the nature of the early Masoretic Text, the nature of the Qumran biblical texts and their importance for our understanding of the history of the biblical text, the editions of the Hebrew Bible, and the use of computers in biblical studies. The author also focuses on the interaction between textual and literary criticism and the question of the original text or texts of the Hebrew Bible. His special interests in the Qumran scrolls include the nature of the Qumran corpus, their scribal background, the contents of the various caves, and the number of the compositions and copies found at Qumran. His interest in the Septuagint translation evolves around its text-critical value, the Greek texts from the Judean Desert, and translation technique.
 

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Contents

Excerpted and Abbreviated Biblical Texts from Qumran
27
The Text of Isaiah at Qumran
42
Rewritten Bible Compositions and Biblical Manuscripts
57
The Rewritten Book of Joshua as Found at Qumran and Masada
71
The Rewritten Book of Joshua as Found at Qumran and Masada in Biblical
79
The Textual Basis of Modern Translations of the Hebrew Bible
92
The Copying of a Biblical Scroll
107
The Biblical Texts from the Judean Desert An Overview
128
Philosophy and Praxis
247
Textual Harmonizations in the Ancient Texts of Deuteronomy
271
1 Kings Esther and Daniel
283
Introductory Essay to the Second Edition of the HatchRedpath
309
Approaches towards Scripture Embraced by the Ancient
325
The Greek Biblical Texts from the Judean Desert
339
The Evaluation of the Greek Scripture Translations
365
Biliteral Exegesis of Hebrew Roots in the Septuagint?
378

The Nature of the LargeScale Differences between the LXX
155
The Text of the HebrewAramaic and Greek Bible Used
171
The Biblia Hebraica Quinta An Important Step Forward
189
The KetivQere Variations in Light of the Manuscripts from
199
Implications for the Literary Analysis
206
Recording the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Text Editions
221
The Use of Computers in Biblical Research
228
The Septuagint and the Deuteronomists
398
The Special Character of the Texts Found in Qumran Cave 11
421
The Number of Manuscripts and Compositions Found at Qumran
428
Index of Ancient Sources
439
Index of Authors
452
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About the author (2008)

Emanuel Tov, Born 1941; 1973 PhD in biblical studies at the Hebrew University; since 1986 Professor in the Department of Bible of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; since 1990 he holds the J. L. Magnes chair.

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