Biblia Hebraica Quinta: Fourth Fascicle, Proverbs

by Jan de Waard
German Bible Society Titles

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Retail: $109.95
Size: 6.25 x 9.375 inches
Binding: Paper
Pages: 160
Pub Date: 2009
ISBN: 9781598563092
ISBN-13: 9781598563092
Item Number: 563092
Categories: Language and Reference

Product Description

BHQ is the new (fifth) edition of the Biblia Hebraica. It is being published in parts (fascicles).

“For the scholar trained in text criticism. . . the approach of BHQ is an advantage as it places the text-critical judgments in the background, so that scholars canmore readily come to their own judgments. . . .BHQ is a text critic’s paradise. . . an outstanding textual resource for the next generation.”
—Dead Sea Discoveries

• Diplomatic text of the Leningrad Codex, cited from new color photographs. As the oldest complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible, it serves as the base text against which other witnesses are collated.
• Masorah magna and parva of the Leningrad Codex are included with the text.
• Layout of poetic texts corresponds as closely as possible to Masoretic accentuation.
• Indications of parallel texts are given on the page.
• A single apparatus is found at the foot of the page.
• Text critical cases are generated and noted in the apparatus when a pre-Tiberian witness arguably, but not necessarily witnesses a Hebrew text that differs from the Tiberian text.
• Two other Tiberian codices are collated for each book.
• Qumran and Judean Desert fragments are collated.
• All available pre-Tiberian witnesses for each textual case are noted.
• A general introduction presents the edition, characterizes the text and masorah of the base text, the particular use of resources, the relation of BHQ to BHS and previous editions etc.

Each book is also accompanied by a commentary.

Author Bio

Jan de Waard received his PhD from the University of Leiden in 1965. In addition to his career as a translation specialist of the United Bible Societies in Africa and Europe, he has been teaching Old Testament in the University of Strasbourg and is Professor Emeritus in the Free University of Amsterdam. He has published many books, including A Handbook on Isaiah and A Handbook on Jeremiah in the Textual Criticism and the Translator series (Eisenbrauns). He also was responsible for the publication of Ruth in the Biblia Hebraica Quinta: General Introduction and Megilloth fascicle (German Bible Society).