Definition of Masorah

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: Masora
Generic synonyms: Textual Criticism
Derivative terms: Masoretic

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Masorah

Masini's sign
Maslow's hierarchy
Mason-Dixon Line
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Mason City
Mason and Dixon's Line
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Mason jar
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Literary usage of Masorah

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"masorah given there, practically reproduced as it is in the later rabbinic Bibles, must in spite of its incompleteness and gaps be considered the textus ..."

2. The Philological and Biographical Works of Charles Butler, Esquire, of by Charles Butler (1817)
"ment was called the masorah Parva. Being found too short, a more copious ... This, in contradistinction to the other masorah, was called the masorah Magna. ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"THE masorah. masorah or Masso- rah ¡s the name given to the body of critical ... The former is known as the Inner or Small masorah, the latter as the Outer ..."

4. Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature by John McClintock, James Strong (1883)
"Not being a Jew, he knew nothing about the nature of the masorah. and what he did put down simply arose from the fact that he sometimes found variations in ..."

5. A Dictionary of the Bible, Comprising Its Antiquities, Biography, Geography edited by William Smith (1898)
"Furthermore the masorah contains certain " Conjectures ... The masorah was originally preserved in distinct books by itself. ..."

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