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.[1][2]

It was begun in 1956 by Moshe Goshen-Gottstein, assisted by Chaim Rabin and Shemaryahu Talmon.[3] These three scholars were the project's first board of editors.[3]

The text reproduced in this edition is the Aleppo Codex; the full masora (large and small) in that manuscript is included,[1] but not massora from other sources. Six levels of footnotes record textual variants from a wide range of sources.[1] These include:

The editors add comments in English and Hebrew.[1]

So far, the books of Isaiah,[1] Jeremiah and Ezekiel[4] have been published.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g Würthwein, Ernst (1995). "Chapter 6: Printed Editions". The Text of the Old Testament: An Introduction to the Biblia Hebraica. Translated by Rhodes, Erroll F. (2nd ed.). William B. Eerdmans. pp. 43–44. ISBN 0-8028-0788-7.
  2. ^ Tov, Emanuel (1992). "Critical Editions". Textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible (2nd ed.). Fortress Press. pp. 371–378. ISBN 0-8006-2687-7.
  3. ^ a b "About". The Hebrew University Bible Project (HUBP). The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  4. ^ Goshen-Gottstein, Moshe (2004). THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY BIBLE PROJECT- THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL (PDF). Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 February 2017. Retrieved 19 April 2017.