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Old Testament Textual Criticism: A Practical Introduction

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Old Testament Textual Criticism provides the basic knowledge for students to get the most from Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS). Ellis R. Brotzman explains the significance of scripts and writings of the ancient Near East, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and Hebrew manuscripts for students of Hebrew exegesis.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 1st 1993 by Baker Academic
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Jared Mcnabb
May 15, 2012 Jared Mcnabb rated it liked it
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Good, basic, readable introduction to the background of criticism and the BHS
Sep 17, 2014 Barry rated it liked it
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This is a well-written book that is easy to follow and digest. Despite the proliferation of unnecessary footnotes it is a very readable and engaging book. Dr. Brotzman has done a fine job of covering the major bases of Old Testament textual criticism, and has written a fine introduction to the process.

The problem I have with this book is that I'm not sure why it is written. At some points it is so cursory that it reads like the introduction to a very basic Bible/textual criticism book, while at
Sep 24, 2013 Jason rated it really liked it
This book will serve as an excellent, though brief, introduction to the field of Old Testament Textual Criticism. Required reading at most seminaries, Brotzman's work provides the reader with the foundational knowledge necessary to understand both the historical transmission as well as the modern discipline of interpreting the text of the Hebrew Scriptures.

Brotzman opens his work with a brief, but thorough history of the transmission of the text of the Hebrew Scriptures up to the present, with p
May 08, 2011 slaveofone rated it liked it
According to the conclusion, this is an introduction to textual criticism for the intermediate Hebrew student (pp. 168, 170). That seemed to fit the bill since I took only a year of Hebrew prior to picking this little thing up and I had few difficulties. In fact, thanks to a book that expands on Brotzman's simplified and summarized categories (The Masorah of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia by Kelley, Mynatt, and Crawford), I was not only flying through the various practical exercises with the BHS ...more
Travis Johnston
Jul 23, 2014 Travis Johnston rated it it was amazing
Surprisingly good. An excellent resource if you are interested in Hebrew. The Text Critical stuff on Ruth is Excellent!
Douglas Mangum
May 07, 2014 Douglas Mangum rated it really liked it
Good introduction to OT textual criticism. Much more readable and accessible for a beginner than Tov's dense book.
Dwight Davis
Nov 01, 2014 Dwight Davis rated it liked it
Clear and helpful for beginning OT textual criticism. Too many footnotes, very dull and dry, but otherwise fine. Not as helpful or clear as the companion volume by Greenlee on the NT.
Chris Ong
Jan 25, 2010 Chris Ong rated it really liked it
Fairly readable even that it is dealing with something highly academic like OT textual criticism. Liking it so far though
Tsun Lu
May 12, 2012 Tsun Lu rated it liked it
A standard textbook and practical introduction to Old Testament Textual Criticism.
Eric Durso
Feb 21, 2012 Eric Durso rated it it was ok
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Some interesting stuff on the trasmission of OT texts. Totally academic though.
Andy Smith
Jun 12, 2013 Andy Smith rated it liked it
A little technical and dry, but the information comes across just fine.
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