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