[b-hebrew] Masoretic invention

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon Jul 25 17:27:41 EDT 2005

> Vadim Cherny wrote:
> >What mistakes?
> >They invented vowel signs, not sounds.
> >
> >
> PLENTY of qere readings are wrong-
> umm... the vowel signs represent sounds.
> Jim

Jim, I agree that there are a lot of mistakes in the MT, including some in
which the masoretes themselves misinterpereted, but when the "invented" th
vowel signs, they were simply inventing a way to record the sounds that they
had heard or been taught.


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