n. (also Massorah) a body of traditional information and comment on the text of the Hebrew Bible.
Etymology: Heb. masoret, perh. = bond

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  • Masorah — or Mesora (Hebrew מסורה) refers either to the transmission of a (religious) tradition, or to the tradition itself. In a broad sense the term can refer to the entire chain of Jewish tradition: see Oral law in Judaism. In a narrow sense the term… …   Wikipedia

  • Masorah — (hebr.), bedeutet eigentlich Überlieferung u. begreift die Überlieferung der kritischen Beobachtungen der jüdischen Kritiker u. Grammatiker über den alttestamentlichen Text; die Urheber dieser Bemerkungen nennt man Masoreten u. den jetzigen Text… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • MASORAH — This article is arranged according to the following outline: 1. THE TRANSMISSION OF THE BIBLE 1.1. THE SOFERIM 1.2. WRITTEN TRANSMISSION 1.2.1. Methods of Writing THE ORDER OF THE BOOKS SEDARIM AND PARASHIYYOT …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Masorah — Masora Ma*so ra, n. [NHeb. m[=a]s[=o]r[=a]h tradition.] A Jewish critical work on the text of the Hebrew Scriptures, composed by several learned rabbis of the school of Tiberias, in the eighth and ninth centuries. [Written also {Masorah},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Masorah — /meuh sawr euh, sohr euh/, n. a collection of critical and explanatory notes on the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, compiled from the 7th? to 10th centuries A.D. and traditionally accepted as an authoritative exegetic guide, chiefly in matters… …   Universalium

  • Masorah — Ma•so•rah or Ma•so•ra [[t]məˈsɔr ə, ˈsoʊr ə[/t]] n. jud a body of scribal notes that form a textual guide to the Hebrew Old Testament, compiled from the 7th to 10th centuries a.d. • Etymology: < Heb māsōrāh Mas•o•ret•ic ˌmæs əˈrɛt ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • Masorah — noun see Masora …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Masorah — n. collection of commentary on the Hebrew text of the Old Testament that was complied between the 7th and 10th centuries B.C. (considered the authority on pronunciation and grammar) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • BIBLE — THE CANON, TEXT, AND EDITIONS canon general titles the canon the significance of the canon the process of canonization contents and titles of the books the tripartite canon …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LINGUISTIC LITERATURE, HEBREW — This article is arranged according to the following outline: introduction foreword the beginning of linguistic literature linguistic literature and its background the development of linguistic literature Foreword: A Well Defined Unit the four… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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