Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) is known to be the definitive edition of the Hebrew Bible. It is a revision of the third edition of the Biblia Hebraica edited by Rudolf Kittel, the first Bible to be based on the Leningrad Codex. The Leningrad Codex is the oldest complete Hebrew Bible still preserved. It originally appeared in installments, from 1968 to 1976, with the first one-volume edition in 1977; it has since been reprinted many times. The text is a nearly exact copy of the Masoretic Text as recorded in the Leningrad Codex. The Masoretic notes are completely revised. Included is a foreword in German, English, French, Spanish and Latin as well as an English and German key to the Latin words, abbreviations and other symbols in the critical apparatus. This Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) Standard Edition features a larger size, footnotes, bigger margins, a ribbon marker, and a generally more spacious appearance, making it particularly accessible to the student engaged in intense language study.
Customer Reviews for Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) Standard Edition
Review 1 for Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) Standard Edition
Date:May 1, 2009
Gold Country Baptist Church
A great addition to the original languages of the Bible. BHS apparatus needs some latin understanding to use the symbols. I also own the electronic version. Great to see the work that the German Bible Society has contributed to Christian scholarship and getting into knowing God's Word.
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Review 2 for Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) Standard Edition
Date:July 21, 2008
The standard edition of the BHS is the best edition of BHS to buy. Although it is a bit more cumbersome than the compact edition, the beauty of the font and the facility with which it is read more than makes up for this. This is especially valuable when doing a lot of reading, in order to save one's eyes. The CBD price of 49.95 simply cannot be beat.