Kloppenborg, John S., Newman, Judith H.'s Editing the Bible: Assessing the Task Past and Present PDF

By Kloppenborg, John S., Newman, Judith H.

ISBN-10: 1589836480

ISBN-13: 9781589836488

The Bible is probably going the most-edited publication in heritage, but the duty of enhancing the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek texts of the Bible is fraught with problems. the shortage of Hebrew manuscripts of the Jewish Scriptures and the immense changes between these witnesses creates problems in deciding upon which textual content should be revealed because the textual content of the Jewish Scriptures. For the recent testomony, it isn't the lack of manuscripts however the overwhelming variety of manuscripts virtually six thousand Greek manuscripts and plenty of extra in different languages that offers demanding situations for sorting and studying this sort of huge, multi-variant info set. This quantity, representing specialists within the modifying of the Hebrew Bible and the hot testomony, discusses either present achievements and destiny demanding situations in growing smooth variations of the biblical texts of their unique languages. The members are Kristin De Troyer, Peter M. Head, Michael W. Holmes, John S. Kloppenborg, Sarianna Metso, Judith H. Newman, Holger Strutwolf, Eibert Tigchelaar, David Trobisch, Eugene Ulrich, John Van Seters, Klaus Wachtel, and Ryan Wettlaufer.

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Furthermore, it is likely that the sopherim had little to do with the creation of a standard text, which was simply the result of the book trade. As in the case of the modern Textus Receptus, the text that survived to become the standard, as reflected in MT, was not always the best text, from a text-critical point of view, so that it should not be privileged any more than Erasmus’s Textus Receptus for the New Testament or Ben Chayim’s Masoretic Text for the Hebrew Bible. This leaves the modern biblical editor with the problem of how to understand or define the Urtext that in theory at least is the critic’s goal.

For a discussion of the use of the concept of copy-text by the OHB, see below. 13. , “Editions of the Hebrew Bible,” 232. On this issue, see the Biblia Hebraica Quinta 18, xx, which characterizes the Leningradenis as an “excellent manuscript,” but “not as carefully prepared as” the Aleppo Codex. 14 Also, the text of the scrolls from Qumran and other locations in the Judean Desert only consists of the consonantal Hebrew text and some paragraphing, whereas the Textus Receptus of the medieval manuscripts contains, in addition, a full vocalization and accentuation system and the various Masoretic apparatuses.

And the subsequent establishment of the standard text by the scholars of Alexandria, all of which has been thoroughly discredited. 30 Instead, I will briefly take up one example of how he views his scholarly scribes as redactors. 31 For this 1924); Cedric H. Whitman, Homer and the Homeric Tradition (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1958), 65–86; Richard Janko, Books 13–16 (vol. 4 of The Iliad: A Commentary; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992), 20–32. 28. Karel van der Toorn, Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007).

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