[b-hebrew] Was the MT for public consumption?

David P Donnelly davedonnelly1 at juno.com
Fri Dec 24 09:58:13 EST 2010


K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com 
Fri Dec 24 08:06:48 EST 2010  wrote:

"The Leningrad Codex is merely a preservation of a document that was
written
mostly during that period, with additional marks to aid the non-scholar
in
its reading."

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Isn't the text of the Leningrad Codex believed to be an accurate
representation of the pronunciation of  a 
much earlier  "Unpointed Hebrew Text" as it was preserved in  a Jewish
Oral Tradition?

Or did an earlier version of a Masoretic Text accomplish the preservation
of the pronunciation of the "Unpointed Hebrew Text"?

It was my impression that every variant of YHWH found in Codex L. that is
now rendered as "Adonai", and that every variant of YHWH found in Codex
L. that is now rendered as "Elohim",  was pointed as it is today, because
of  information found in a preserved oral tradition of  how the Jewish
people pronounced  the "Unpointed Hebrew Text  of their day. 
 
Don't the consonants that occur in the Leningrad Codex almost match
perfectly with those consonants found in the dead sea scrolls? 


Dave Donnelly 
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