Thursday, April 06, 2017

Masoretic instructions on how to format the text

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My colleague Kim Phillips has written another fascinating piece about a manuscript in the Cairo Genizah. Read it here

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  1. Dirk,
    Thanks for the link! That is one extremely interesting and informative article. These texts seem to confirm that the scribes involved in the copying of the Jewish scriptures were meticulous, even in the passing along of their scribal habits.

    Tim

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  2. So, if Torah scrolls were used for public reading, what was the function of a Biblical codex, like the "two oldest and best" cited here? Are most extant copies of the Masoretic Text scrolls or codices?

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