Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
, Qumran, Septuagint: Collected Essays; Volume 3
(8.) See Emanuel Tov, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
(Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992) pp.
The book is rightly advertised as a primer, but parts 2 and 3 give more advanced guidance on selected topics like the distinctive features of "LXX Greek"; the "great puzzle" that is the transmission of the Greek text; the use of the Septuagint for the textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible
; and the Septuagint and New Testament studies.
The bulk of the book comprises an exploration of such cases and their implications for textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible
These chapters deal with the language of the Septuagint, the methodology, principles, and task of establishing the text of the Septuagint, the use of the Septuagint in textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible
, the relationship between issues in the field of Septuagint and questions raised by the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the relationship between the Septuagint and the New Testament, and key issues and principles in the complex task of interpreting the Septuagint.
Barthelemy, Critique textuelle de l'Ancien Testament, 1: Josue, Juges, Ruth, Samuel, Rois, Chroniques, Esdras, Nehemie, Esther (Fribourg: Editions Universitaires; Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1982)" appears in eight sections, including the general category of "LXX and Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
." This increases the size of the volume considerably, but saves time for the user.
[For further details on the Brooke-McLean and Gottingen Septuagint editions, see Emanuel Tov, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
(Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992), 140-41 (ed.
Waltke states that Brotzman when preparing his manuscript did not have available Emanuel Tov's Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
(Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992).