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James Barr

Rev. Professor James Barr (20 March 192414 October 2006) was a Scottish Old Testament scholar.

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  • We shall work not on the macrocosmic scale of the literary forms, but on the microcosmic scale of the lexical forms.
    • Comparative Philology and the Text of the Old Testament, p.10
  • This book is therefore consecrated to the deeper and fuller study of that linguistic world in which the Hebrew Bible is set.
    • Comparative Philology and the Text of the Old Testament, p.304
  • The problem here is not so much a historical one, more a terminological and philosophical one.
    • The Variable Spellings of the Hebrew Bible, p.92

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