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Text of the Hebrew Bible: From the Rabbis to Masoretes (Elvira Martin-Contreras) Hardcover Book, (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014) 9783525550649
Text of the Hebrew Bible: From the Rabbis to Masoretes (Elvira Martin-Contreras) Hardcover Book, (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014) 9783525550649
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Title: Text of the Hebrew Bible: From the Rabbis to Masoretes

Author: Martin-Contreras, Elvira

Additional Authors or Contributors: Lorena Miralles-Macia (eds)

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht; Publication Date: 2014

Hardcover; ISBN: 9783525550649

Volumes: 1; Pages: 262

List Price in Hardcover: $113.00 Our price: $88.99

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This book aims to open up the discussion and research of the up to now unstudied period of the History of the Hebrew Bible text: the period from the apparent stabilization of the Hebrew biblical text until the standardization that is reflected in the manuscripts of biblical text, those including the Masorah (c. 2nd - 9th centuries A.D.). What took place from the time of the standardization of the consonantic text of the Hebrew Bible until the appearance of the first Masoretic codices? How was the biblical text preserved in the meantime? How was the body of notes that makes up the Masorah formed? How can the diversity of the textual traditions contained in the Masorah be explained and be consistent with the idea of a text established and standardized centuries before?

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