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The Hebrew Bible in the Light of the Qumran Scrolls and the Hebrew University Bible

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This chapter discusses three elements of the textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, the so-called Dead Sea Scrolls or Qumran Scrolls, and the Hebrew University Bible (HUB), published by the Hebrew University Bible Project. The textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible has a long prehistory in Jewish tradition. The Bible was a holy text which they were trying to interpret in the light of living traditions. The modern attitude to textual criticism was perfected by the end of the 19th century by Paul de Lagarde, a Semitist whose decisive work was done on the Septuagint. Paul Kahle was the scholar who was responsible for the text of the Biblia Hebraica since the third edition. The chapter deals with the textual method followed in the Biblia Hebraica, which was described in those days by another young scholar who frequented Kahle's house to publish his handbook - Ernst Würthwein.

Keywords: Biblia Hebraica; Dead Sea Scrolls; Hebrew Bible; Hebrew University Bible (HUB); Jewish tradition; Qumran Scrolls; textual criticism

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