The Text of the Hebrew Bible and Its Editions

Studies in Celebration of the Fifth Centennial of the Complutensian Polyglot


In The Text of the Hebrew Bible and its Editions some of the top world scholars and editors of the Hebrew Bible and its versions present essays on the aims, method, and problems of editing the biblical text(s), taking as a reference the Complutensian Polyglot, first modern edition of the Hebrew text and its versions and whose Fifth Centennial was celebrated in 2014. The main parts of the volume discuss models of editions from the Renaissance and its forerunners to the Digital Age, the challenges offered by the different textual traditions, particular editorial problems of the individual books of the Bible, and the role played by quotations. It thus sets a landmark in the future of biblical editions.

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Andrés Piquer Otero, Ph.D. (2003), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, is Associate Professor in the Department of Hebrew and Aramaic Studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid of Biblical Hebrew and Ancient Near East. He is editor of 2 Kings for The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition series.

Pablo Torijano Morales, Ph.D. (2000), New York University, is Associate Professor in the Department of Hebrew and Aramaic Studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. His research focuses on Septuagint and Second Temple Judaism. He is the author of Solomon the Esoteric King (Brill 2002) . He is co-editor of 3-4 Kingdoms for the Göttingen Edition.
Contributors are: Anneli Aejmelaeus, Ignacio Carbajosa Pérez, Sidney White Crawford, Natalio Fernández Marcos, Russell E. Fuller, Michael Graves, Ronald S. Hendel, Jan Joosten, Arie van der Kooij, Armin Lange, Martin Meiser, Andrés Piquer Otero, Alison Salvesen, Michael Segal, Brent A. Strawn, Pablo Torijano Morales, Emanuel Tov, Julio Trebolle Barrera, Kristin De Troyer, Eugene Ulrich, Ronny Vollandt, and Richard D. Weis.
Biblical and Second Temple Judaism scholars, all interested in history of the biblical text and editions of the Bible. Anyone concerned with the Renaissance Polyglot Bibles.
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