Tradition of the Text, a volume published to honour the seventieth birthday of Professor Dominique Barthélemy OP of Fribourg University, contains eighteen articles dealing mainly with aspects of the transmission of the Old Testament text and its ancient versions. lt includes the editio princeps of 4QJer (4Q72) by Emanuel Tov with seven plates. Other contributions deal with the relation of the Hebrew and Septuagint texts, the textual transmission of the Septuagint, canonical criticism, a re-edition of Hexaplaric fragments, and particular textcritical cruces (Gen 9,6; Dt 29, 19-20; lsa 33,7;Jer 52; Neh 8,8). The period following the stabilisation of the Hebrew text is dealt with in articles on the Tiqqune Sopherim in the Targumic tradition and on the Massoretic collection. Aspects of recently discovered leaves of Ephrem's commentary on the Diatessaron of Tatian are discussed for the first time. A problern of an ancient Jewish and Christian calendar is studied at the end.