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Published in Vetus Testamentum 58 (2008), pp. 352-366. DOI: 10.1163/156853308X302015 Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008.


The following sample editions illustrate the theory and method of the Oxford Hebrew Bible. The Deuteronomy sample, edited by Sidnie White Crawford, concerns a text with one ancient edition, while the Kings sample, edited by Jan Joosten, and the Jeremiah sample, edited by Eugene Ulrich, concern texts with two ancient editions. The arguments that justify the editorial decisions are presented in the apparatuses and text-critical commentaries. (The detailed introductory chapters are not included.) The critical texts, following the conventions discussed in the previous article, contain the following sigla: a superlinear circlet to indicate an entry in the apparatus where the critical text reproduces the copy-text, and a superlinear squarelet to indicate an entry in the apparatus where the critical text differs from the copy-text. Readings in the critical text that differ from the copy-text lack the vocalization and accents of the copy-text. For the sigla and abbreviations used in the apparatus, see the OHB website (

Hendel VT 2008 OxHebBib.pdf (245 kB)
Ronald Hendel's "The Oxford Hebrew Bible: Prologue to a New Critical Edition" [VT 58:324-351 (2008)]

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