Where was is that you found the HOTTP set for $30? I would love to pick up a copy of it at this price, but I don't see the individual volumes for about $40-50 a piece.
On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 5:25 AM, Edward Andrews <edandrews@...>
I am believe I can get all five volumes for $30.00. I have emailed the store, and I am awaiting their response, as to whether it is all five volumes, like part of it says, or five volumes of No. 1, as part of the other checkout process says. It says English and French. Have you used the books? Is it French with English within it, or is it just both in English and French?
From: Harold P. Scanlin <harold.scanlin@...>
Sent: Wed, October 13, 2010 2:18:12 PM
Subject: Re: [textualcriticism] Old Testament Textual List
The United Bible Societies (UBS) in cooperation with the German Bible
Society (GBS) has been producing a number of works that generally
correspond to what Metzger has done for the UBS/GNT4. The first major
publication series is the Preliminary and Interim Reports of the Hebrew
Old Testament Text Project [HOTTP] (5 volumes, UBS). These reports, as
the name suggests, are concise summaries of the textual issues relevant
to Bible translation discussed by the HOTTP
committee, under the direction of Dominique Barthélemy, . Barthélemy
published four of a projected five volumes of the committee's final
report: Critique textuelle de l'Ancien Testament (V&R,
1982-2005). Due to Barthélemy's death it is likely that volume one will
never be published. Two volumes by Jan de Waard (Isaiah and Jeremiah)
based on the work of HOTTP have been published by Eisenbrauns. The new
installments of Biblia Hebraica Quinta (GBS, 2004 - )
include textual commentary that analyzes variants, including their
potential significance of translators.
I should also mention the work of Stephen Daley who completed his PhD
under Emanuel Tov, "The Textual Basis of English Translations of the
Hebrew Bible" (2007). A published edition is in preparation.
On 10/13/2010 1:23 PM, Edward
First, much thanks in your suggestions. I have Brotzman, Tov and
Wurthwein. I guess I was wondering if any of were aware of a project to
do a textual commentary of the Old Testament, something like what we
have in Metzger or Comfort. I will look into the others you suggested.
C.N. Bartch <cnbartch@...>
Sent: Wed, October 13,
2010 10:14:50 AM
[textualcriticism] Old Testament Textual List
The best (IMHO) book on the subject is Emanuel Tov's Textual
Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (http://books.google.com/books?id=egDUOjN1qI4C).
Another good broad overview work is Ernst Wurthwein's The Text of the
Old Testament (http://books.google.com/books?id=FSNKSBObCYwC)
which is on par with the Aland's work on the New Testament. Those are
the two I use most frequently. Another oldie but goody is Bleddyn J.
Roberts' Old Testament Text and Versions which you can find used from a
number of sources.
There are also much older works which are now public domain and
can be found online. One important on is Christian D. Ginsburg's
Introduction to the Massoretico-Critical Edition of the Hebrew Bible (http://www.archive.org/details/introductionofma00ginsuoft).
I hope that helps answer your question. :)
On Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 7:52 PM,
Is there a list of all the major textual issues
for the Old Testament? I have had my eye out for a Old Testament
version of a work like Metzger's or Comfort's new work. Is there one