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Ma·so·ra

also Ma·so·rah  (mə-sôr′ə)
n.
1. The body of Judaic tradition relating to correct textual reading of the Hebrew scriptures.
2. The critical notes made on manuscripts of the Hebrew scriptures before the tenth century, which embody this tradition.

[Hebrew māsôrâ, from māsar, to hand over; see msr in Semitic roots.]

Mas′o·ret′ic (măs′ə-rĕt′ĭk) adj.

Masora

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Masorah

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Massora

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Massorah

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1. (Other Non-Christian Religious Writings) the text of the Hebrew Bible as officially revised by the Masoretes from the 6th to the 10th centuries ad, with critical notes and commentary
2. (Other Non-Christian Religious Writings) the collection of these notes, commentaries, etc
[C17: from Hebrew: tradition]
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Noun1.Masora - a vast body of textual criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures including notes on features of writing and on the occurrence of certain words and on variant sources and instructions for pronunciation and other comments that were written between AD 600 and 900 by Jewish scribes in the margins or at the end of textsMasora - a vast body of textual criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures including notes on features of writing and on the occurrence of certain words and on variant sources and instructions for pronunciation and other comments that were written between AD 600 and 900 by Jewish scribes in the margins or at the end of texts
textual criticism - comparison of a particular text with related materials in order to establish authenticity
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TORAH NEVI'IM U-KHETUVIM] = BIBLIA HEBRAICA LENINGRADENSIA: PREPARED ACCORDING TO THE VOCALIZATION, ACCENTS, AND MASORA OF AARON BEN MOSES BEN ASHER IN THE LENINGRAD CODEX.