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New Digital Tools for a New Critical Edition of the Hebrew Bible

Sarah Yardney / Sandra R. Schloen / Miller Prosser
Published Online: 2019-07-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opth-2019-0006

Abstract

This article describes the digital edition of the Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition (HBCE), which is being produced as part of a project called Critical Editions for Digital Analysis and Research (CEDAR) at the University of Chicago. We first discuss the goals of the HBCE and its requirements for a digital edition. We then turn to the CEDAR project and the advances it offers, both theoretical and technological. Finally, we present an illustration of how a reader might use the digital HBCE to interact with the biblical text in innovative ways.

Keywords: Textual criticism; digital text; textual encoding; database

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About the article

Received: 2019-01-14

Accepted: 2019-04-11

Published Online: 2019-07-23


Citation Information: Open Theology, Volume 5, Issue 1, Pages 80–94, ISSN (Online) 2300-6579, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/opth-2019-0006.

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© 2019 Sarah Yardney et al., published by De Gruyter. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Public License. BY 4.0

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