Definition of Masora

1. Noun. A vast body of textual criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures including notes on features of writing and on the occurrence of certain words and on variant sources and instructions for pronunciation and other comments that were written between AD 600 and 900 by Jewish scribes in the margins or at the end of texts.

Exact synonyms: Masorah
Generic synonyms: Textual Criticism
Derivative terms: Masoretic



Definition of Masora

1. n. 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.

Definition of Masora

1. Noun. 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. ¹

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Literary usage of Masora

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1. The Doctrine of Sacred Scripture: A Critical, Historical, and Dogmatic by George Trumbull Ladd (1883)
"This Masora is preserved in two forms, — in remarks upon the margins of the MSS., ... The later Masora is of two kinds or orders: viz., the Masora parva, ..."

2. The Halcyon Luminary, and Theological Repository (1813)
"Masora. 253 The following article, copied from a valuable European publica- ... THE JEWISH Masora. The Masora is a work on the Bible, performed by several ..."

3. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1852)
"In order to bring it within the margin, it became necessary to abridge the work itself. This abridgment was called the little Masora, Masora parva,- but, ..."

4. Practical Handbook for the Study of the Bible and of Bible Literature by Michael Seisenberger (1911)
"THE Masora l This name is given to an ancient collection of grammatical and critical remarks on the Hebrew text of the Bible. They were originally handed ..."

5. Manual of Historico-critical Introduction to the Canonical Scriptures of the by Carl Friedrich Keil, George Cunninghame Monteath Douglas, Friedrich Bleek (1882)
"The Masora. According to what has now been said, the Masora comprehends two kinds of materials, fused into one great critical and exegetical apparatus: on ..."

6. A Critical and Historical Introduction to the Canonical Scriptures of the by Wilhelm Martin Leberecht De Wette (1843)
"THE Masora. After the Talmud was finished, and about the sixth century, ... Elias Levita says, " The Masora was handed down from one learned man to another, ..."

7. Introduction to the Talmud: Historical and Literary Introduction, Legal by Moses Mielziner (1903)
"... that the expression of n^ion fil£3 (Levit XXIII, 40) which the Masora spells HS3 (without l) refers only to one branch of the palm tree (Talm. ..."

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