Textual History of the Bible

The Textual History of the Bible (THB) is unique in providing, for the first time, all available information regarding the textual history, textual character, translation techniques, manuscripts, and the importance of each textual witness for each book of the Hebrew Bible, including its deutero-canonical scriptures.
In addition, it includes articles on the history of research, the editorial histories of the Hebrew Bible, as well as other aspects of text-critical research and its auxiliary fields, such as papyrology, codicology, and linguistics.

The Textual History of the Bible will consist of:
Volumes 1A, 1B and 1C: The Hebrew Bible (2016-2017)
Volumes 2A, 2B, 2C: Deuterocanonical Scriptures (2019)
Volumes 3 A, 3B, 3C, 3D and 3E: A Companion to Textual Criticism (2019-2020)

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Biographical Note

Armin Lange is professor for Second Temple Judaism at the University of Vienna, the Director of Vienna University's institute for Jewish Studies, and a member of the International Team editing the Dead Sea Scrolls. He has published extensively on the Hebrew Bible, its textual criticism, Second Temple Judaism, and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Emanuel Tov, Hebrew University, Jerusalem is J.L. Magnes Professor of Bible emeritus at that University. He has published many monographs on the textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible and Qumran, and was the editor-in-chief of the Dead Sea Scrolls publication project. He is appointed member of the Israel Academy of Sciences.

Matthias Henze is the Isla Carroll and Percy E. Turner Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism at Rice University and the director of Rice's program in Jewish Studies. The focus of his published work is on the Jewish literature composed around the turn of the Common Era.

Russell Fuller joined the faculty of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego in 1992. He is a professor of biblical studies with a specialty in the area of Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He is a member of the International Team editing the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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.

Frank Feder is senior academic researcher and project coordinator of the academy project Complete Digital Edition and Translation of the Coptic-Sahidic Old Testament at the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities. His research focuses on the Coptic translations of the Bible as versions of the Septuagint. He published extensively on the Coptic bible and is the author of Biblia Sahidica Ieremias, Lamentationes (Threni), Epistula Ieremiae et Baruch (DeGruyter, 2002).

Editorial Board

Editors: Armin Lange (General Editor); Emanuel Tov and Armin Lange (vol. editors for vol. 1); Matthias Henze and Frank Feder (vol. editors for vol. 2); Rus Fuller and Armin Lange (vol. editors for vol. 3); Pablo Torijano and Andrès Piquer Otero (vol. editors for vol. 4)

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