Palache asserts that because Meiri was only writing a historical account of the Masorah
, he did not strive to make it clear that Ezra was not in fact a high priest.
500-900) and their faithful preservation of the text by means of notes inserted in the side, upper, and lower margins of Old Testament manuscripts (The Masorah
The use of science, philosophy, and the humanities is primarily designed to deepen one's own understanding of the masorah
. While such use may also enable one to reach such perhaps otherwise unreachable opaque people as the alienated, hostile, and indifferent, it also serves "to increase the sensitivity and spirituality of the committed."
Fernandez Tejero writes on the noun slm in the Masorah
of the Cairo Codex, and Harviainen on Karaite Arabic transcriptions of the Bible, which were intended as aids to pronunciation of Hebrew and reveal striking differences in the pronunciation of the language from place to place.
Interestingly enough, in enumerating his articles, Maimonides places the truth of the Masorah
before its divinity.
Moore, "The Vulgate Chapters and the Numbered Verses in the Hebrew Bible." JBL 12 : 73-78; reprinted in The Canon and Masorah
of the Hebrew Bible, ed.
Indeed, the standard masoretic works clearly list the reference in Song of Songs 8:6 as holy; see David Ginsburg, The Masorah
III:196; but see Minchat Shai commenting on Song of Songs 8:6 who notes that this is in dispute between the Ben-Asher and the Ben-Naphtali texts.
Now, the Masorah
identifies a Qere-ketib device here, and instructs us to read that exclamation as two words, namely ba gad [fortune has come].
Introduction to the Tiberian Masorah
. Translated and edited by E.
(7.) Israel Yeivin, Introduction to the Tiberian Masorah
(New York: Scholars Press, 1980) p.