Theory and Method


The following published articles address the rationale and practice of The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition. (The project was previously named The Oxford Hebrew Bible.) The highlighted titles are available as PDF files.


Ronald Hendel, "The Oxford Hebrew Bible: Prologue to a New Critical Edition." Vetus Testamentum 58 (2008): 324-51.

Ronald Hendel, "The Oxford Hebrew Bible: Its Aims and a Response to Criticisms." Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel 2 (2013): 63-99.

Sidnie White Crawford, Jan Joosten, and Eugene Ulrich, "Sample Editions of the Oxford Hebrew Bible: Deuteronomy 32:1-9, 1 Kings 11:1-8, and Jeremiah 27:1-10 (34 G)." Vetus Testamentum 58 (2008): 352-66.

Michael V. Fox, "Editing Proverbs: The Challenge of the Oxford Hebrew Bible." Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 32 (2006): 1-22.

Michael V. Fox, "Text Criticism and Literary Criticism" in "Built by Wisdom, Established by Understanding": Essays in Honor of Adele Berlin. College Park, MD: University of Maryland, 2013.

Michael V. Fox, "How the Peshitta of Proverbs Uses the Septuagint." Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 39/2 (2013): 1-20.

Jan Joosten, "The Value of the Septuagint for Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible as Illustrated by the Oxford Hebrew Bible Edition of 1 Kings."

Sidnie White Crawford, "Textual Criticism of the Book of Deuteronomy and the Oxford Hebrew Bible Project." Pp. 315-26 in Seeking out the Wisdom of the Ancients: Essays Offered to Michael V. Fox on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday, eds. R. Troxel, K. Friebel, and D. Magary. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2005.

Herrie F. Van Rooy, "A New Critical Edition of the Hebrew Bible." Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 30 (2004): 139-50. [On Ezekiel]

Zipora Talshir, "Textual Criticism at the Service of Literary Criticism and the Question of an Eclectic Edition of the Hebrew Bible." Pp. 33-60 in After Qumran: Old and Modern Editions of the Biblical Texts --The Historical Books, eds. H. Ausloos, B. Lemmelijn, and J. Trebolle Barrera. Leuven: Peeters, 2012.






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