The purpose of the Critical Editions of the Hebrew Bible (CEHB) project is to enable collaborative research on critical editions of the Hebrew Bible. In particular, the project supports editions of 1 Kings (edited by Jan Joosten) and Psalms 101–150 (edited by John Screnock) that will be published in The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition. Each volume will contain an introduction, a critically reconstructed text using readings from multiple witnesses, and a commentary on the development of the text and the reasoning behind the reconstruction of the critical text.
The CEHB serves as a hub for research and debate on Hebrew Bible textual criticism. The project is also a point of departure for engagement with the public on the significance of textual criticism. CEHB will hold a series of six public forums at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, on "The History of the Bible from Qumran to Today." A series of podcasts under the same title will also be produced for Oxford podcasts.
CEHB is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.