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Masoretic Text
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Masoretic Text
Masoretic Text The traditional Hebrew text behind most modern translations of the Old Testament.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Masoretic Text
MASORETIC TEXT. In its widest sense, the term “Masoretic Text” (MT) can be applied to any text of the Hebrew Bible produced under the care of scholars known as Masoretes, or any copy of such a text. In the narrower sense in which it is commonly used, it refers to the standard text of the Hebrew Bible,
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Masoretic Text
Masoretic (maz-uh-ret´ik) Text, the standard or traditional Hebrew text of the Bible, as preserved by the Masoretes, a group of rabbinic scholars active ca. 600–950 ce. There is, however, more than one version of the Masoretic Text. First, there were three major groups of Masoretes: Palestinian, Babylonian,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Masoretic Text
Masoretic TextAny text of the Hebrew Bible produced by the Masoretes (from Heb. baʿălê hammāsôrâ), textual scholars concerned with the precise transmission of the text who were active ca. 600–950 c.e. There were three major groups of Masoretes: the Palestinian, Babylonian, and Tiberian. Since work
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Masoretic Text
MASORETIC [măsˊə rĕtˊĭk] TEXT.† The standard text of the Hebrew Bible and the basis of printed Hebrew Old Testaments (abbreviated MT).Hebrew texts were originally written with consonants only, with some long vowels indicated by the use of the consonants aleph, he, waw, and yodh. The consonantal
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Masoretic Text
MASORETIC TEXT The standard text of the Hebrew Bible (often abbreviated MT). The critical edition in use today represents mainly the text preserved by Jewish traditionalists in medieval Galilee called the Masoretes. The name comes from the Hebrew massōrâ, meaning “transmission” or “tradition.”
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
MT
MT, MASORETIC TEXT. “MT” is the abbreviation for “Masoretic Text,” the text of the Tanakh based on the Masora, the text tradition of the Masoretes of Tiberias. “MT” has become a common term for the standard text of the Tanakh used by academics (e.g., Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia) that contains, along
The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media
Masoretic Text
Masoretic Text The Tiberian Masoretic tradition (MT) is the source of the medieval manuscripts that form the base of today’s editions of the Hebrew Bible (e.g. BHS). Though there are thousands of medieval Masoretic manuscripts, the principal witnesses to this tradition are Codex St. Petersburg (Leningrad),