Biblia Hebraica Quinta: Genesis

by Abraham Tal
Biblia Hebraica Quinta

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Retail: $109.95
Size: 6 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches
Binding: Sewn Paperback
Pages: 400
Pub Date: June 2016
ISBN: 9781619708389
ISBN-13: 9781619708389
Item Number: 708389
Categories: Language and Reference; Biblical Studies and Interpretation

Product Description

BHQ is the new (fifth) edition of the Biblia Hebraica. It is being published biblical book-by-book by the German Bible Society.

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

Abraham Tal is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Hebrew Language at Tel-Aviv University; he has also served as a visiting professor at various institutions in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Australia. For two decades, Tal served as the editor-in-chief of The Historical Dictionary of the Hebrew Language, and the chief research project of the Academy of the Hebrew Language. He has authored numerous books and scholarly articles, including a two-volume Dictionary of Samaritan Aramaic; a grammar of Samaritan Aramaic; and, with Moshe Florentin, an edited and annotated edition of the Samaritan and Masoretic versions of the Pentateuch.