This period is characterized by a diversity of textual transmissions undreamed of two decades ago.
Referring to the state of the Bible in Persian times, circa 300BCE.
It may be said, without exaggeration, that there is no other text which is documented by such varied types of sources.Moshe Goshen-gottstein
This identity is neither coincidental nor self-evident.Moshe Goshen-gottstein
To be sure, these witnesses provide an excellent illustration of textual dynamics, and they deepen our knowledge of the development of the Bible text in the technical sense.Moshe Goshen-gottstein