Fourth Edition of Tov’s Textual Criticism of HB

I just recieved an email from Fortress Press announcing a fourth edition of Emanuel Tov’s monumental Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible. This is very surprising because the third edtion was itself a huge expansion and revision. Tov’s work is more than an “introduction.” There’s nothing else like it.

What’s new in the fourth edition? On the Fortress Press page:

In this completely revised fourth edition, Emanuel Tov once again proves himself the authority on the text of the Hebrew Bible. While Tov incorporates the last ten years of scholarship, including the new studies on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible presents a more simplified and practical analysis than its earlier editions. Simplification consists in the reduction of the theoretical introductory material in the first nine chapters. The practical aspects of this book are shown by the increase in tables, the many samples from scrolls and editions accompanied by explanations, and the suggestions for exercises.

It’s scheduled to release around SBL time 2022 — November 8 to be exact.