Textual Criticism

Arie Van Der Kooij

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199254255
Published online April 2009 |

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Textual Criticism

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This chapter discusses the importance of textual criticism. Textual criticism aims to recover or reconstruct the original wording of a given literary work by evaluating the text as attested in several, diverging manuscripts. This objective of textual criticism also applies to the study of the Old Testament text. Steps to realizing the goal of textual criticism are presented.

Keywords: Old Testament; Masoretic text; Hebrew Bible

Chapter.  5806 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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