Since its initial publication, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible has established itself as the indispensable authoritative textbook and reference on the textual history of the Torah, Prophets, and Writings.
In this thoroughly revised third edition, Emanuel Tov has incorporated the strides of scholarship over the last ten years into his already masterful tome, including new perspectives on the biblical texts provided by the Dead Sea Scrolls--all of which have now been published. Beyond the mere documentation and explanation of documents, Tov also gives expanded discussions of the contribution of textual criticism to biblical exegesis and of the role of scribes in the transmission of the text. The introduction and references throughout the book have been thoroughly revised with the beginning student of textual criticism in mind.
All students of the Hebrew Scriptures will benefit from Tov's definitive work on Text Criticism, and the volume is especially helpful for working out methodological concerns and for research.