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Understanding BHS. A Manual for the Users of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia.

3ª ed. riveduta e corretta. 2001. pp. 120.

This manual is designed to be used in conjunction with the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) and has the following goals:

1. to enable beginners to gain access to the language of the text apparatus of BHS and to the Masoretic apparatus as well;
2. to document the apparatus language of BHS in its entirety and to provide references to the Old Testament text wherever possible;
3. to propose a new concept of dealing with the apparatus of BHS and thus to advance the science of publishing critical editions of a text.
These goals are achieved through a translation of the items of the apparatus of BHS into English and through a complex but clear presentation of the relevant material in «paragraphs», figures, and indexes. All translations and presentations are linked together by a structured explanation.
A selected bibliography is provided for further study in depth.