Friday, April 9, 2010

Great Deal on Biblia Hebraica Leningradensia

These days, students of the Bible can access and perform intricate searches of ancient Biblical texts with software packages from BibleWorks and Logos Bible Software.  These tools are amazingly useful; but, thankfully, printed versions have not yet been obsoleted. AND, every once and a while someone offers a great deal on a print book.  For those of us who still love and use books in print, CBD is offering a fantastic deal on Biblia Hebraica Leningradensia.

Edited By: Aron Dotan
Hendrickson Publishers / 2001 / Hardcover

$12.99 for this weekend only

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Product Description:
The most accurate edition of the Leningrad Codex in print, the Biblia Hebraica Leningradensia presents a thoroughly revised, reset, and redesigned edition of the Hebrew Bible meticulously prepared by renowned masoretic scholar Aron Dotan.

The BHL includes features that suit it for research, classroom, and liturgical use. Scholars will find this a welcome edition of the Leningrad Codex, the oldest complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible, whose text and layout it precisely follows. A foreword and five appendices provide the researcher with important details and distinctions about the codex. In addition to being a scientific edition, it was originally commissioned in Israel to follow the necessary adaptations that qualify it for Jewish liturgical use, such as divisions into weekly portions and their subdivisions for synagogue reading. Students, too, will find here an ideal text for classroom use, with an uncluttered format and printing that is matchless for its readability.
BTW, A Reader's Hebrew and Greek Bible (the combined version) is now available from Zondervan.  I've commented on the individual editions, and you can find those posts under the Biblical Languages label.