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By Ernst Wurthwein, Alexander Achilles Fischer, Erroll F. Rhodes

This vintage advent to textual feedback of the Hebrew Bible is now totally up-to-date within the gentle of latest serious variations of the texts and up to date contributions and findings within the a number of parts of historical past of the text-especially the Masoretic textual content, the Septuagint, the Peshitta, and the useless Sea Scrolls-and of textual feedback. a brand new bankruptcy discusses the importance of textual feedback and the historical past of the textual content, and a brand new appendix presents assets for textual examine. comprises 439 black-and-white plates of texts and inscriptions.

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44 More than this we do not know. D. 1105)47 does not distinguish between long and short vowels, writing the qames and patah, the sere and seghol indiscriminately;48 even the daghesh does not have the same function. Rudolf Meyer says of this pointing system that "in many respects it is better and more precise, and occasionally more original than anything we have found to date in the best of the Ben Asher manuscripts. . Yet it remains true that the Reuchlinian pointing system 43. M. H. Goshen-Gottstein 1963: 112.

For further examples of these manuscripts wrongly attributed to Ben Naphtali, see J. Prijs 1957. 50. R. " THE MASORETIC TEXT 27 the Masoretes, as in the few texts with Palestinian pointing which do not always agree with HI, and also the differences between Ben Asher and Ben Naphtali noted above. It would seem necessary, then, to expect a fair number of artificial forms in the Tiberian system, related to the Masoretes' desire to produce a correct pronunciation which made them susceptible to such outside influences as Syriac and Islamic philology.

M. H. ). Cf. D. Barthelemy 1986a for a discussion of some problems in using this edition. 78. Subsequently the text of Deut. 4:38-6:3 was found in a photographic reproduction in the book Travels through Northern Syria by J. Segall (1910); cf. M. H. Goshen-Gottstein 1966a. In addition there are photographs of Gen. 26:37-27:30 in W. Wickes 1887; cf. M. H. Goshen-Gottstein 1960 (following p. 16). Another folio (2 Chr 35:7-36:19) was found in the Hebrew University Library (Tarbiz 51 [1982]). 79. Cf.

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