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Title: The Septuagint and it Literacy-critical Value according to Emmanuel Tov
Author(s): VAN DER MEER, M.
Journal: Bibliotheca Orientalis
Volume: 61 Issue: 5-6 Date: september - december 2004
One of the leading authorities in the field of the history of the text of the Hebrew Bible, its ancient manuscripts (particularly those from Qumran) and translations (especially the Old Greek or Septuagint version) is Emanuel Tov, professor emeritus of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Well-known and widely used among biblical scholars are his standard works on Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (second, revised edition Minneapolis / Assen 2001) and on The Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research (revised and enlarged second edition Jerusalem 1997). The Greek and Hebrew Bible offers a companion volume to these handbooks and contains a collection of thirty-eight essays on the Septuagint written by Tov over a period of three decades. Many essays have had a great impact on the study of the Septuagint and the history of the text of the Hebrew Bible, especially the essays dealing with the literary history of biblical books such as Jeremiah, Samuel, and Joshua.