Textual developments / by Emanuel Tov.

Tov, Emanuel [Browse]
  • Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2019]
  • ©2019
xxviii, 494 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.


Summary note
"Twenty-eight revised and updated essays on the textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, the Torah, the (proto-) Masoretic Text, the Septuagint, and the Dead Sea Scrolls originally published between 2010 and 2018 are presented in this fourth volume of the author's collected essays. These areas have all developed much in modern research, and the author, the past editor-in-chief of the international Dead Sea Scrolls publication project, has been a major speaker in all of them. The topics presented in this volume display some of his emerging interests (the text of the Torah and the proto-MT), including central studies on the development of the text of the Torah, the enigma of the MT, and the Scripture text of the tefillin."-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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  • Part 1, Textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible: The textual base of the Biblical quotations in Second Temple compositions
  • Were early Hebrew Scripture texts authoritative?
  • Post-modern textual criticism?
  • The origins, development, and characteristics of the ancient translations of the Hebrew Scriptures
  • Modern editions of the Hebrew Bible
  • Electronic Scripture editions (with an appendix listing electronic editions on the Internet (2019)
  • New editions of the Hebrew Scriptures: a response
  • Part 2, Textual criticism of the Torah: Textual history of the Torah
  • Textual harmonization in Exodus 1-24
  • The Septuagint of Numbers as a harmonizing text
  • Textual harmonization in the five books of the Torah: summary
  • Part 3, The (proto-)Masoretic text: "Proto-Masoretic," "pre-Masoretic," "semi-Masoretic," and "Masoretic": a study in terminology and textual theory
  • The enigma of the Masoretic text
  • The development of the text of the Torah in two major text blocks
  • The source of source criticism: the relevance of non-Masoretic textual witnesses
  • The socio-religious setting of the (proto-)Masoretic text
  • Ketiv/qere readings in parallel Scripture texts
  • Part 4, The Septuagint: The Septuagint: summary and update
  • The Septuagint translation of the Torah as a source and resource for the post-Pentateuchal translators
  • The shared tradition of the Septuagint and the Samaritan Pentateuch
  • Moses in the Septuagint
  • The Septuagint in Codex Sinaiticus compared with other sources
  • Assyria in the Septuagint
  • Transliterated proper nouns in the Septuagint: some statistics
  • Part 5, The Dead Sea scrolls: The tefillin from the Judean Desert and the textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible
  • Scribal characteristics of the Qumran scrolls
  • Scribal practices and approaches revisited
  • An early Leviticus scroll from En-Gedi: preliminary publication / with Michael Segal, William Brent Seales, Clifford Seth Parker, Pnina Shor and Yosef Porath.
  • 9004406042 (hardcover)
  • 9789004406049 (hardcover)
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