Someone sent me this link a couple days ago. It’s about the Oxford Hebrew Bible project, of which Ron Hendel of UC-Berkeley is the chief editor. The article makes some silly statements that make it sound like this project is going to see things in the biblical Hebrew text no one else has, or that it will produce *the* Hebrew Bible for the first time. Somebody better tell the other two Hebrew Bible edition projects currently running to just shut down, I guess.

The Oxford Project aims to produce an eclectic text. The others below are diplomatic editions.

The other two ongoing projects are:

Biblical Hebraica Quinta – The 5th edition of Biblia Hebraica, which will supersede the Hebrew Bible used practically everywhere today, the 1977 Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia). If you’ve ever taken Hebrew at a seminary or grad school, you know what that is. The textual base is the Leningrad Codex.

The Hebrew University Bible Project – This project’s goal is “to create the first edition of the Hebrew Bible that reproduces the text of the Aleppo Codex and includes a thorough critical apparatus.”