[b-hebrew] Your sedarim question

Daniel R. Pater paterdr at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 8 11:55:46 EDT 2006



You note a sedarim discrepency.  In the Leningrad Codex (LC) masoretic list 
on folio 326r, the seder 13 in the Book of Samuel indicates  Samuel 20:5 by 
the words in the middle of the verse ("Lo, behold, t[omorrow]"), while the 
division marking itself is found in the text at I Sam 20:4 (folio 161v, 
bottom of second column).

I consulted Aleppo ad loc.and there, also, the seder division 13 is found at 
I Sam 20:4. You can confirm this at 
http://www.aleppocodex.org/aleppocodex.html). The BHK and BHS reproduce the 
same division indication.

So, as all the consulted witness agree on the seder division being at I Sam 
20:4, can we presume we're dealing with a scribal error in the masoretic 
list?  Probably.  I don't really have immediate access to anything but 
genral information on the sedarim and errors in the LC masoretic lists.  It 
will be interesting to see that others have to say about this.

Daniel R. Pater

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