Masorete


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Masorete

(ˈmæsəˌriːt) or

Massorete

;

Masorite

(ˈmæsəˌraɪt)
n
1. (Judaism) a member of the school of rabbis that produced the Masora
2. (Judaism) a Hebrew scholar who is expert in the Masora
[C16: from Hebrew māsōreth Masora]

Mas•o•rete

(ˈmæs əˌrit) also

Mas•o•rite

(-ˌraɪt)

n.
one of the writers or compilers of the Masorah.
[1580–90; < Hebrew māsōreth]

Masorete, Masorite

any of the Jewish scribes of the 10th century who compiled the Masora. — Masoretic, — Masoretical, adj.
See also: Judaism
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Noun1.Masorete - a scholar who is expert on the Masorah (especially one of the Jewish scribes who contributed to the Masorah)Masorete - a scholar who is expert on the Masorah (especially one of the Jewish scribes who contributed to the Masorah)
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student - a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines
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Moreover, in Crown of Aleppo: The Mystery of the Oldest Hebrew Bible Codex (JPS, July), Hayim Tawil and Bernard Schneider note that like any similarly priceless pile of papers, the Aleppo Codex has from time to time been the subject of fantastic claims and suspicions of forgery; in particular, the unscrupulous Crimean Karaite scholar Abraham Kirkovich (1786-1874) tarnished the manuscript's reputation through his spurious claim that its author was a Karaite, rather than a Masorete.
One should note that, although the Masoretic Text was standardized by Aaron Ben Asher, a tenth-century Masorete of the Tiberian group, not all Masoretic manuscripts were consistent.
Baptists had produced few Hebrew grammarians and never a Masorete.
As indicated by this work's subtitle, Ben Asher, a Masorete (transmitter of the traditional Hebrew Bible), was responsible for adding vowels, accents, and a variety of other marginal and interlinear materials to a text that had hitherto been written with consonants only.
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The Masoretes note in II Samuel that although the keri ("read" version) of verse 51 has migdol, a noun, the ketiv (written version) has a verb, magdil.
Note, parenthetically, that I chose the Masoretic-based sources owing to the extreme measures the Masoretes used to promote accuracy (H.
While it is almost, if not quite certain, that the Name was originally pronounced 'Yahweh', this pronunciation was not indicated when the Masoretes added vowel signs to the consonantal Hebrew text.
The members - known as the Masoretes or Massoretes - .
The editing work of the Masoretes in the late first millennium AD in particular erects an almost impenetrable barrier to recovering the shape of biblical Hebrew when it was written (a point which could have been raised in the dictionary's long introduction; it differentiates the biblical texts from the other texts the dictionary deploys).