While scribes have transmitted the Hebrew Bible in its original languages with extraordinary care for millennia, no one copyist can be expected to have escaped all error. The surviving tradition has accumulated many points of variation over time, and some of these pose unavoidable challenges for translation and exegesis. In many other ancient works, new editions based on a critical assessment of variant readings have offered valuable insights to interpreters, but readers of the Hebrew Bible have so far not had this benefit.
The Solid Rock Hebrew Bible aims to remedy this situation. Based on investigation of various masoretic manuscripts, ancient manuscripts from the Judean wilderness, the ancient versions, and other sources, this edition prints the entire Hebrew text (in a traditional two-column layout and an easy-to-read 13-point font, with vowel points included for readersʼ convenience) and includes adjustments made to the base text (the Leningrad Codex) in over 2,500 places. Additionally, over 2,000 other adjustments have been made to the diacritics. Pastors, scholars, translators, and others readers of the Hebrew Bible will stand to benefit from this work.