Sunday, August 16, 2009

MORE ON PROFESSOR DONALD W. PARRY and his work on the Biblia Hebraica Quinta:
Utahn's work with Dead Sea Scrolls adds insights for Bible translation

By Scott Taylor

Deseret News
Published: Friday, Aug. 14, 2009 7:52 p.m. MDT

PROVO — With its scriptural texts coming from the Holy Land's Old Testament era and its publication pedigree traced back to Germany at the turn of the 1900s, Biblia Hebraica Quinta will be a global product with worldwide benefits — and a Utah connection.

That Utah tie comes through Donald W. Parry, a Brigham Young University professor of Hebrew Bible. Parry is one of two dozen editors selected from across the world — and one of only a couple from the United States — for the current Biblia Hebraica Quinta project.

It's the fifth edition of Biblia Hebraica — the version of the Hebrew Bible published under the auspices of the Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft (German Bible Society), which oversees 141 global Bible societies. Biblia Hebraica Quinta in turn will be used for future translations of the Old Testament into almost as many languages.

Background here.