[b-hebrew] greatest achievment of all

fred burlingame tensorpath at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 13:04:03 EST 2010


Paul:

I disagree.

Punctuation marks enjoy identity of import with letters. The scholars in the
link so conclude.

Nothing could be more central to this forum than that alleged conclusion.

regards,

fred burlingame
On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 11:37 AM, Paul Zellmer <pzellmer at sc.rr.com> wrote:

> Fred,
>
> This sounds more like a textual criticism question than a hebrew-language
> study question.  Perhaps it is better fitted for the tc-list on yahoo.
>  (Hey
> there, Wieland.)
>
> Paul Zellmer
>
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> Subject: [b-hebrew] greatest achievment of all
>
> Hello all:
>
> 1. Is it true? The greatest achievment, literary and linguistic?
>
> http://lc.bfbs.org.uk/e107_files/downloads/masoretes.pdf
>
> 2. Does it preserve and force the interpretation, narrow and specific? With
> the loss of spoken language?
>
> 3. And who paid for this enormous effort consuming 1,000 years? Who funded
> the academies? And their thousands of students and scholars?
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talmudic_Academies_in_the_Land_of_Israel
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talmudic_academies_in_Babylonia
>
> Surely, neither babylon or jerusalem government taxing authorities
> favored religious academies then, as they do today.
>
>
> http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/12/crystal-cathedral-insiders-rec
> eived-hefty-compensation-and-housing-allowances.html
>
> I welcome your comments.
>
> regards,
>
> fred burlingame
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