Puneet Varma (Editor)

Hebrew University Bible Project

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The Hebrew University Bible Project (HUBP) is a project at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to create the first edition of the Hebrew Bible that reproduces the text of the Aleppo Codex and includes a thorough critical apparatus.

It was begun in 1956 by Moshe Goshen-Gottstein, assisted by Chaim Rabin and Shemaryahu Talmon. These three scholars were the project's first board of editors.

The text reproduced in this edition is the Aleppo Codex; the full masora (large and small) in that manuscript is included, but not massora from other sources. Six levels of footnotes record textual variants from a wide range of sources. These include:

  • Translations: the Septuagint, the Vulgate, the Vetus Latina, the Peshitta, the targums and Saadia Gaon's Arabic translation.
  • Manuscripts, such as the Dead Sea scrolls and the most important mediaeval copies (particularly the Codex Cairensis and the Leningrad Codex).
  • Rabbinic works, including the two Talmuds and various midrashim (many examined for this purpose for the first time).
  • The editors add comments in English and Hebrew.

    So far, the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel have been published.


    Hebrew University Bible Project Wikipedia