Moshe Goshen-Gottstein

From Wikiquote
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Moshe Goshen-Gottstein (6 September 1925 – 14 September 1991) was professor of Semitic linguistics and Biblical philology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


"The Book of Isaiah" (Hebrew University, 1965)[edit]

  • It may be said, without exaggeration, that there is no other text which is documented by such varied types of sources.
    • Of the problems of determining the text of the Bible.
  • Certain conclusions have forced themselves upon me while studying the sources, and I have not felt constrained to conceal them on account of that over-scrupulousness which is afraid to influence the future users of the edition.

"Hebrew Biblical Manuscripts" (Biblica, 48 (1967), pp.243-290)[edit]

  • This period is characterized by a diversity of textual transmissions undreamed of two decades ago.
    • Referring to the state of the Bible in Persian times, circa 300BCE.
  • This identity is neither coincidental nor self-evident.
    • Commenting that his reconstruction of the history of text of the Bible agrees with that produced by other methods.
  • To be sure, these witnesses provide an excellent illustration of textual dynamics, and they deepen our knowledge of the development of the Bible text in the technical sense.
    • Of his analysis of mediaeval Biblical manuscripts.

External links[edit]

Wikipedia has an article about: