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The Masorah Parva of על in Numbers 35:24

The Masorah Parva of על in Numbers 35:24 THE MASORAH PAR VA OF".11 IN NUMBERS 35:24 Daniel S. Mynatt Anderson College Although the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) reproduces the text of the Leningrad Codex faithfully. O. E. Wei! exercised considerable freedom in preparing the Masorah. editing extensively to make it more complete and systematic. Although Weirs innovations made the masoretic material easier to use. his editorial techniques also masked problems with interpretations that are clearly open to inquiry. The goal of this critical note is to take issue with one ofWeil's interpretations in the Masorah Parva of the Leningrad Codex and to suggest a better alternative. In Num 35:24. the preposition ';l-l' has the accent merka. The Masorah Parva note for ';l-l' in BHS is jn!l:1 Ii (occurs 8 times with this accent). although in the Leningrad Codex the note is actually .v1!l:1 R\ (occurs II times with this accent). Presumably. Wei! altered the note because he believed the Masorah Parva to be in error. An understanding of the issue in this Masorah Parva note is complicated by the existence of a similar. yet distinctly different rubric for ';loP in Masorah Magna 747 of WeWs Massorah Gedolah,l In the Masorah Parva. the term merka can refer http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

The Masorah Parva of על in Numbers 35:24

Hebrew Studies , Volume 39 (1) – Oct 5, 1998

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THE MASORAH PAR VA OF".11 IN NUMBERS 35:24 Daniel S. Mynatt Anderson College Although the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS) reproduces the text of the Leningrad Codex faithfully. O. E. Wei! exercised considerable freedom in preparing the Masorah. editing extensively to make it more complete and systematic. Although Weirs innovations made the masoretic material easier to use. his editorial techniques also masked problems with interpretations that are clearly open to inquiry. The goal of this critical note is to take issue with one ofWeil's interpretations in the Masorah Parva of the Leningrad Codex and to suggest a better alternative. In Num 35:24. the preposition ';l-l' has the accent merka. The Masorah Parva note for ';l-l' in BHS is jn!l:1 Ii (occurs 8 times with this accent). although in the Leningrad Codex the note is actually .v1!l:1 R\ (occurs II times with this accent). Presumably. Wei! altered the note because he believed the Masorah Parva to be in error. An understanding of the issue in this Masorah Parva note is complicated by the existence of a similar. yet distinctly different rubric for ';loP in Masorah Magna 747 of WeWs Massorah Gedolah,l In the Masorah Parva. the term merka can refer

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Published: Oct 5, 1998

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