Book Suggestion: Biblia Hebraica Quinta (BHQ): Genesis and Other Fascicles

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, May 2 2017 12:59 PM

It would be great if Faithlife would offer the first fascicle of Biblia Hebraica Quinta (BHQ), Genesis, since it has already been published (2016). I'd rather purchase it and its sister-volumes from you than in print.

https://www.amazon.com/Biblia-Hebraica-Quinta-Abraham-Tal/dp/1619708388/ 

https://www.amazon.com/Biblia-Hebraica-Quinta-BHQ-Genesis/dp/343805261X/

More generally, I'd suggest that you stay on top of new releases for BHQ to the extent that you can, working with the German Bible Society. Here's how the BHQ fascicles currently breakdown according to the German Bible Society's list on their website and Faithlife's current offerings (arranged by publication date and the book/scroll-order on their website).

https://www.academic-bible.com/en/home/current-projects/biblia-hebraica-quinta-bhq/

https://www.logos.com/product/17823/bhq-with-critical-apparatus-including-minor-prophets-and-proverbs 

There are ten fascicles that Faithlife both sells and has delivered so far:

General Introduction and Megilloth
published (2004)

Ruth
Jan de Waard (Strasbourg)
published (2004)

Canticles
Piet B. Dirksen (Leiden)
published (2004)

Qoheleth
Yohanan A.P. Goldman (Fribourg)
published (2004)

Lamentations
Rolf Schäfer (Stuttgart)
published (2004)

Esther
Magne Sæbø (Oslo)
oublished (2004)

Ezra and Nehemiah
David Marcus (New York)
published (2006)

Deuteronomy
Carmel McCarthy (Dublin)
published (2007)

Proverbs
Jan de Waard (Strasbourg)
published (2008)

Judges
Natalio Fernandez Marcos (Madrid)
published (2011)

There's only one fascicle that Faithlife sells but has not delivered yet:

Twelve Prophets
Anthony Gelston (Durham)
published (2010)

There's also just one fascicle that the German Bible Society has published but that Faithlife does not sell:

Genesis
Avraham Tal (Tel Aviv)
published (2016)

The publisher lists three more fascicles are listed as "forthcoming":

Leviticus
Innocent Himbaza (Fribourg)
forthcoming 2017

Job
Robert Althann (Rome)
forthcoming 2017

Ezekiel
Johan Lust (Leuven)
forthcoming 2018

They list another ten fascicles as still "in preparation":

Exodus
Peter Schwagmeier (Zurich)
in preparation

Numbers
Martin Rösel (Rostock)
in preparation

Joshua
Seppo Sipilae (Helsinki)
in preparation

Samuel
Stephen Pisano (Rome)
in preparation

Kings
Adrian Schenker (Fribourg) and
Carmel McCarthy (Dublin)
in preparation

Isaiah
Arie van der Kooij (Leiden)
in preparation

Jeremiah
Richard D. Weis (Lexington)
in preparation

Chronicles
Zipora Talshir (Beer Sheva)
in preparation

Psalms
Gerard J. Norton (Dublin)
in preparation

Daniel
Augustinus Gianto (Rome)
in preparation

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 2 2017 1:27 PM

Faithlife offers the BHQ in a couple other packages as well, which can be a good-to-excellent value with dynamic pricing, as I recall:

https://www.logos.com/product/55084/stuttgart-scholarly-editions-old-testament

https://www.logos.com/product/55086/stuttgart-scholarly-editions-old-and-new-testament  

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 2 2017 3:38 PM

Definitely agree.

But I have my doubts there's available staff. Unless it's an interlinear (ie database aligning) or a another dataset, may be a bridge too far.

What was the last biggie ... Antioch Bible?  Pieces, like Quinta and there she be.


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James McAdams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 16 2017 3:40 AM

Adam Olean:

There's only one fascicle that Faithlife sells but has not delivered yet:

Twelve Prophets
Anthony Gelston (Durham)
published (2010)

The page doesn't seem to have been updated, but the latest resource update seems to have included this.

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 16 2017 12:01 PM

Denise:

Definitely agree.

But I have my doubts there's available staff. Unless it's an interlinear (ie database aligning) or a another dataset, may be a bridge too far.

What was the last biggie ... Antioch Bible?  Pieces, like Quinta and there she be.

Hmmm ... Some of the more recent projects that come to mind would be the long in coming Biblia Hebraica Transcripta and WIVU Constituency Trees, which I'm sure were long painful roads for everyone who worked on them (esp. BHt), but I'm grateful for the final products! The Lexham Dead Sea Scrolls Hebrew-English Interlinear Bible was another welcome edition, building on prior resources. And now with the Twelve / Minor Prophets out, maybe they'll allocate some resources to Genesis and the other fascicles of BHQ as they're made available by the publisher, in addition to other projects. That said, I think the only real solution would be to start cloning Rick Brannan and Vincent Setterholm, although I can appreciate the ethical dilemmas that would raise for Bob, Phil, and the rest of Faithlife management and staff.

Anyway, I hope that Faithlife keeps improving and extending their ancient language resources and databases, both new and old (in quantity, quality, functionality, and accuracy). They've definitely made some good strides on a number of fronts.

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 16 2017 12:10 PM

James McAdams:

Adam Olean:

There's only one fascicle that Faithlife sells but has not delivered yet:

Twelve Prophets
Anthony Gelston (Durham)
published (2010)

The page doesn't seem to have been updated, but the latest resource update seems to have included this.

Yes I noticed that too. That was fast (since the last post, that is, not from its time of being "in development")! Maybe they already had it "in the can" and just forgot to release it!

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 16 2017 12:25 PM

Update: Here's how the BHQ fascicles currently breakdown according to the German Bible Society's list on their website and Faithlife's current offerings (arranged by publication date and the book/scroll-order on their website).

https://www.academic-bible.com/en/home/current-projects/biblia-hebraica-quinta-bhq/

https://www.logos.com/product/17823/bhq-with-critical-apparatus-including-minor-prophets-and-proverbs

There are eleven fascicles that Faithlife both sells and has delivered:

General Introduction and Megilloth
published (2004)

Ruth
Jan de Waard (Strasbourg)
published (2004)

Canticles
Piet B. Dirksen (Leiden)
published (2004)

Qoheleth
Yohanan A.P. Goldman (Fribourg)
published (2004)

Lamentations
Rolf Schäfer (Stuttgart)
published (2004)

Esther
Magne Sæbø (Oslo)
oublished (2004)

Ezra and Nehemiah
David Marcus (New York)
published (2006)

Deuteronomy
Carmel McCarthy (Dublin)
published (2007)

Proverbs
Jan de Waard (Strasbourg)
published (2008)

Twelve Prophets
Anthony Gelston (Durham)
published (2010)

Judges
Natalio Fernandez Marcos (Madrid)
published (2011)

There's just one fascicle that the German Bible Society has published but that Faithlife does not sell:

Genesis
Avraham Tal (Tel Aviv)
published (2016)

The publisher lists three more fascicles as "forthcoming":

Leviticus
Innocent Himbaza (Fribourg)
forthcoming 2017

Job
Robert Althann (Rome)
forthcoming 2017

Ezekiel
Johan Lust (Leuven)
forthcoming 2018

They list another ten fascicles as still "in preparation":

Exodus
Peter Schwagmeier (Zurich)
in preparation

Numbers
Martin Rösel (Rostock)
in preparation

Joshua
Seppo Sipilae (Helsinki)
in preparation

Samuel
Stephen Pisano (Rome)
in preparation

Kings
Adrian Schenker (Fribourg) and
Carmel McCarthy (Dublin)
in preparation

Isaiah
Arie van der Kooij (Leiden)
in preparation

Jeremiah
Richard D. Weis (Lexington)
in preparation

Chronicles
Zipora Talshir (Beer Sheva)
in preparation

Psalms
Gerard J. Norton (Dublin)
in preparation

Daniel
Augustinus Gianto (Rome)
in preparation

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Adam Olean | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 16 2017 4:48 PM

James McAdams:

Adam Olean:

There's only one fascicle that Faithlife sells but has not delivered yet:

Twelve Prophets
Anthony Gelston (Durham)
published (2010)

The page doesn't seem to have been updated, but the latest resource update seems to have included this.

It appears that BHQ Apparatus Criticus is lagging behind BHQ, still awaiting a future update. The "Twelve Prophets" are absent from the apparatus and its table of contents. Also, if you click on a link within BHQ, Power Lookup returns "No resources found that contain this reference".

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 16 2017 6:59 PM

Adam Olean:

Denise:

Definitely agree.

But I have my doubts there's available staff. Unless it's an interlinear (ie database aligning) or a another dataset, may be a bridge too far.

What was the last biggie ... Antioch Bible?  Pieces, like Quinta and there she be.

Hmmm ... Some of the more recent projects that come to mind would be the long in coming Biblia Hebraica Transcripta and WIVU Constituency Trees, which I'm sure were long painful roads for everyone who worked on them (esp. BHt), but I'm grateful for the final products! The Lexham Dead Sea Scrolls Hebrew-English Interlinear Bible was another welcome edition, building on prior resources. And now with the Twelve / Minor Prophets out, maybe they'll allocate some resources to Genesis and the other fascicles of BHQ as they're made available by the publisher, in addition to other projects. That said, I think the only real solution would be to start cloning Rick Brannan and Vincent Setterholm, although I can appreciate the ethical dilemmas that would raise for Bob, Phil, and the rest of Faithlife management and staff.

Anyway, I hope that Faithlife keeps improving and extending their ancient language resources and databases, both new and old (in quantity, quality, functionality, and accuracy). They've definitely made some good strides on a number of fronts.

Yes, you're right, especially BHt. The others were Libby-catch-up or another dataset.

I didn't notice the apparatus issue, and should have. And Genesis is disappointing. Sigh.


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Alexander C. Stewart | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 19 2017 6:09 PM

Seven years and counting for the Logos critical apparatus for BHQ of the Twelve Prophets ... At least they have the text and footnote marks ready as of yesterday, and hopefully will add the apparatus soon. I'd say people holding out for Genesis to be digitized will have to wait two years from now, at the very least.

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Alexander C. Stewart | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jun 10 2017 7:55 AM

Good news: As of June 10, 2017, at least, the Minor Prophets (The Twelve) in BHQ by Gelston now has the critical apparatus. If you've purchased Biblia Hebraica Quinta for your library, type "Update now" in your Logos search bar to speed along the BHQ update if you do not already have it!

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