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Bibil Identifier bibil:201817
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) Septuagint Textual Criticism and the Computer: 4 Maccabees as a Test Case
Author Hiebert, Robert J.V.
Author Dykstra, Nathaniel N.
Congress volume XIII Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 167-181 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Foundational to all literary research is the establishment of the text that is to be the object of scholaraly attention. That is the goal of the textual critic. Throughout much of the history of the discipline of "lower" criticism, the detailed and sometimes tedious work of preparing a critical edition has been done without the aid of electronic technology. The advent of the computer has made it possible for scholars to manage certain tasks, such as those involved in the production of a critical apparatus, more easily. Yet it is probably fair to say that, when it comes to applying the power of the computere to the more complex job of organizing and analyzing manuscript evidence, texutal critics have only begun to scratch the surface. This paper will focus on some of the ways that such technology is being employed to facilitate the work of establishing the textual history of the Old Greek version of 4 Maccabees.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Maccabees : 4 Maccabees
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Tools and techniques of analysis : Statistics/Computer Science
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