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W. M. L. de Wette, Founder of Modern Biblical Criticism: An Intellectual Biography (review)

W. M. L. de Wette, Founder of Modern Biblical Criticism: An Intellectual Biography (review) with the topics covered. Also, there is relatively equal coverage of all three books, rather than diminishing coverage at the end of the volume. Further, the introduction features an excellent bibliography, though it is a little light on foreign works, and a good basic introduction to literary-critical issues. Robertson provides his own translation of each verse, which is helpful for the commentary and often superior to the NIV or other English renderings. In addition, he places each section in its proper poetic structure, helping the reader to see his analysis. His in-depth coverage of the text is supplemented by more technical information provided in the footnotes (and, thank goodness,/ootnotes rather than end notes!). And, perhaps best of all, there are no misprints or typos-at least none that this reviewer could find. Some suggestions could be made for the improvement of this already excellent series. For example, it is hard to understand why all the Hebrew and Greek are given in transliteration (though scientific and thorough) rather than in actual printed script. Surely a series of such high quality could take this one additional step and increase its usefulness even more. Other minor irritations do not significantly diminish the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

W. M. L. de Wette, Founder of Modern Biblical Criticism: An Intellectual Biography (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 35 (1) – Oct 5, 1994

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with the topics covered. Also, there is relatively equal coverage of all three books, rather than diminishing coverage at the end of the volume. Further, the introduction features an excellent bibliography, though it is a little light on foreign works, and a good basic introduction to literary-critical issues. Robertson provides his own translation of each verse, which is helpful for the commentary and often superior to the NIV or other English renderings. In addition, he places each section in its proper poetic structure, helping the reader to see his analysis. His in-depth coverage of the text is supplemented by more technical information provided in the footnotes (and, thank goodness,/ootnotes rather than end notes!). And, perhaps best of all, there are no misprints or typos-at least none that this reviewer could find. Some suggestions could be made for the improvement of this already excellent series. For example, it is hard to understand why all the Hebrew and Greek are given in transliteration (though scientific and thorough) rather than in actual printed script. Surely a series of such high quality could take this one additional step and increase its usefulness even more. Other minor irritations do not significantly diminish the

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Hebrew StudiesNational Association of Professors of Hebrew

Published: Oct 5, 1994

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