Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Principles of Akkadian Textual Criticism Online

Martin Worthington's Principles of Akkadian Textual Criticism has been digitized by the Glascow University Library and put up on I was quite surprised to find this 2012 book online. I'm not sure of the copyright issues at this point, but I have emailed the author to determine the legality of this digitization.

Update (16 August 2013): Michiel Klein-Swormink from De Gruyter has confirmed that this is an illegal digitalization.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hendel's Text of Genesis 1-11 Online

Ron Hendel has now put his book The Text of Genesis 1-11: Textual Studies and Critical Edition online on While I would have a few minor critiques, this is an excellent work worthy of study by anyone interested in textual criticism and an essential reference tool for anyone working on the text of Genesis 1-11. This book also gives a good taste of the kind of work we can expect from the Oxford Hebrew Bible project, though the latter editions will probably vary significantly in format from Hendel's initial work.