[b-hebrew] Samaritan script/proto-hebrew
peterkirk at qaya.org
Wed Apr 13 11:09:06 EDT 2005
On 13/04/2005 14:14, Ingrid Hjelm wrote:
> ... you cannot speak of the Misnahusing the MT, which did not exist in
> the 2nd century CE. At that time you have pre-masoretic texts ...
Agreed. But there is not just one pre-Masoretic text, there is a
succession of them covering more than a millennium.
> ... and the differerence involves more than vocalisation
> -non-vocalisation. ...
Not necessarily. Yes, there are differences other than vocalisation
between the particular pre-Masoretic text witnessed in the DSS and the
true Masoretic text. But, given the near absence of evidence from the
intervening centuries, we cannot know whether these differences predated
the 6th century CE. Indeed, we cannot know whether these predated the
Mishnah except from the evidence of the Mishnah itself. And from what
>the Mishnah, when quoting biblical texts, is practically using the MT
I understand him to be claiming that there are very few differences
between the MT and the consonantal text used by the authors of the
Mishnah. I presume that he is not making a claim that the Mishnah
reflects the MT vocalisation.
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