[b-hebrew] Jacob ben Hayyim -was YHWH Pronunciation

Steve Miller smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jul 27 20:55:26 EDT 2005

>> ... if  only because Ben Hayyim later became an apostate.

Very interesting. Does anyone where I can find biographical info on Jacob 
ben Hayyim?

Also, here is what I copied from 

"In 1524, Jacob ben Hayyim published a printed text of the Hebrew Old 
Testament, using a multitude of high quality manuscripts, including several 
lists of Masoretic notes. This became a standard for printed Jewish Bibles. 
Only in the last two hundred years has it been so accepted in the Christian 
world. "

Is this true? Was the ben Hayyim text the standard for printed Jewish 
Bibles. And was the ben Hayyim text not widely accepted in the Christian 
world until ~1800? What is the relation between KJV and ben Hayyim?

thank you,
-Steve Miller

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