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also Ma·so·rah  (mə-sôr′ə)
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.


(ˌmæsəˈrɛtɪk) or






1. (Judaism) of or relating to the Masora, the Masoretes, or the system of textual criticism and explanation evolved by them
2. (Other Non-Christian Religious Writings) of or relating to the Masora, the Masoretes, or the system of textual criticism and explanation evolved by them
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In order to trace the processes that gave rise to the notorious discrepancies in the Book of Jeremiah between the Hebrew Masoretic text and the Greek Septuagint version, Mizrahi analyzes the textual manifestation of the prophecy in Jeremiah 10:1-16 as an instructive case study.
This full-page advertisement of October 7 contained yet another point about the Yehoash Bible that extended beyond the realm of simply promoting modern Yiddish culture: it noted that the translation followed the Masoretic text, "the text that is in the Torah scroll.
Information about the unique features of the Masoretic text (a text "key to the Jewish Bible's history, or better yet, the key to its Jewishness"), and about the necessarily interpretive work of vocalization and translation, proves to be an exciting introduction to the Bible's evolution, while some of Stern's terminological presentations (here, midrash is "the rabbinic name for Bible study") are both curious and illuminating.
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Theodotion has chapter two of Daniel take place in the second year of his reign as in the Masoretic Text.
137:7-9, from The Writings-Ketuvim: A New Translation of the Hebrew Scriptures according to the Masoretic Text, Third Section (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1982).
Both textual variants are attested to by authentic witnesses to the Jewish tradition--Josephus and the community at Qumran favored one reading ("it was about a month"), the Masoretic Text the other ("he held his peace").
Biblical references: A new translation of The Holy Scriptures according to the Masoretic text in three volumes, The Torah, The Writings and The Prophets, Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1962, 1982, 1978.
Vossius's radical views included a rejection of the authority of the Hebrew Masoretic text in preference for Chinese sources and his own rational conjectures, although such a conjectural method, as Anthony Grafton shows, was in use for centuries and by seemingly conservative figures such as Vossius senior himself.
Biblical in this case refers to the 24 books of the Masoretic Text of the Old Testament.
Whereas previously scholars looking at the biblical text discerned development in the language over time, the discovery of extra-biblical samples of Hebrew writing, in inscriptions, the Qumran scrolls and other sources has apparently overturned the concept of an identifiable linear development of the language, with older documents showing what were thought to be more recent features, and others displaying words and grammatical features not found in the Masoretic text.
45 Catterick The Old Testament is a Christian term for the religious writings of ancient Israel held sacred and inspired by Christians which overlaps with the 24-book canon of the Masoretic Text of Judaism.