Friday, December 10, 2010

BesT - new project of the creators of the Jerusalem Bible

BesT is the new project of the École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem, the creators of the Jerusalem Bible.

The home page states that the goal of the project is "to create the most extensive and helpful set of notes for the entire bible, with information of interest both to biblical scholars and casual readers."

The features of te Web site are described as followed:
"This project presents significant differences between different versions of the text of the Bible in the text itself, rather than in footnotes. In addition, the text is accompanied by extensive notes divided into different topics, such as vocabulary, social and cultural milieu, and Jewish and Christian tradition, among others."
As yet, only a handful of texts have been thus treated (see the demonstration volume), but this is enough to give us a foretaste of what should be an amazingly rich reference and study tool.

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