[b-hebrew] Leningrad Codex / BHS error-filled?

Maurice A. O'Sullivan mauros at iol.ie
Tue Nov 18 10:17:47 EST 2003

At 14:38 18/11/2003, "Christopher V. Kimball" <kimball at ntplx.net>

>I've been planning to base my study on the MCW BHS or a descendant of 
>it.  Recently,
>a correspondent stated that:
>(The Leningrad Codex) "..(as BHS is), which is the most error-filled of 
>the ancient manuscripts (it is not even the best manuscript written by its 
>author, who wrote a much better one after he wrote the Leningrad manuscript)."
>This is a little disconcerting.  Could someone please explain the issue?

There is a list: TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism
which you will find at: http://rosetta.reltech.org/TC/TC.html

There you will find various articles and reviews which should clear up some 
matters for you
I recommend:

  Aron Dotan, ed., 
<http://rosetta.reltech.org/TC/vol06/Dotan-ed2001rev.html>Biblia Hebraica 
Leningradensia: Prepared According to the Vocalization, Accents, and Masora 
of Aaron ben Moses ben Asher in the Leningrad Codex (Timothy G. Crawford, 

[ there is a short review by Kevin Wooodruff on the Journal of Biblical 
Studies web-site: http://journalofbiblicalstudies.org/ ]


Richard D. Weis, <http://rosetta.reltech.org/TC/vol07/Weis2002.html>Biblia 
Hebraica Quinta<http://rosetta.reltech.org/TC/vol07/Weis2002.html> and the 
Making of Critical Editions of the Hebrew Bible

Maurice A. O'Sullivan
[Bray, Ireland]
mauros at iol.ie

" Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts 
"  -- Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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