[b-hebrew] Primary and Secondary Old Testament Witnesses

phil-eng phil-eng at ighmail.com
Wed Aug 25 19:26:45 EDT 2004

Dear Biblical Hebrew, 
Are the following statements true?
1. The primary Old Testament witnesses are the Masoretic Text and the 
2. The secondary Old Testament witnesses include:
   i.   The Dead Sea Scrolls,
   ii.  The Samaritan Pentateuch,
   iii. The Wadi Murabbaat Manuscripts, 
   iv.  The Masada Manuscripts, 
   v.   The Geniza Fragments. 
If the above statements are true, what is the justification for selecting 
some witnesses as primary witnesses and other witnesses as secondary 
Thank you.
Philip Engmann,
Old Testament Student.

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