[b-hebrew] greatest achievment [sic] of all

fred burlingame tensorpath at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 15:00:26 EST 2010

a. You will find the announced purpose of this forum at the top of the first
page of this link.


b. You will find the statement relevant to this forum purpose on page 25 of
the link below, last paragraph.


If you cannot see that the purpose of "a" = the purpose of "b," all I can
say ... there are none so blind as those who will not see.

The rabbinical academies did not expend countless hours and huge sums of
money in order to facilitate some future, alien language translation. The
document was created for consumers of the hebrew language, not alien
language textual critics, attempting translation.


fred burlingame

On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 1:24 PM, Paul Zellmer <pzellmer at sc.rr.com> wrote:

>  Fred,
> I said nothing about the import of punctuation relative to letters.  I only
> said that the question about the relative greatness of the addition of such
> by the Masoretes when compared to all other achievements in the fields of
> literature and linguistics is textual criticism, not Hebrew language study.
> This is especially true since you, in this second post, claim something that
> the writers of the overview document never made, that they concluded that
> “punctuation marks enjoy identity of import with letters,” striving to make
> an analysis of their supposed conclusions the focus of this proposed thread.
>  There are lists devoted to such areas of discussion.
> So please explain, what are the grounds for your disagreement?
> Paul Zellmer

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