[b-hebrew] Yathir readings

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 16:56:07 EST 2005

A. Philip Brown II wrote:

> Could someone please remind me what 'yathir readings' are?
> The Westminster Hebrew Morphology identifies "Yathir readings in L which we
> have designated as Qeres when both Dothan and BHS list a Qere."

According to Emanuel Tov's Introduction to Textual Criticism (Hebrew), p. 47:
A few instances of Qere were marked in the Massorah as "yathir" (usually as
"yathir y'" or "yathir w'"), that is, in reading (Qere), one should
ignore the yod
or waw (which are "extra" - "yathir")

Yitzhak Sapir

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