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

fred burlingame tensorpath at gmail.com
Fri Dec 24 10:27:16 EST 2010

facts vs. faith ...

we have complete:

a. a 5th century greek manuscript;

b. a 10th century hebrew manuscript; and

c. a 15th century aramaic mansucript,

of the same story.

the rest is faith.


fred burlingame

On Fri, Dec 24, 2010 at 8:58 AM, David P Donnelly <davedonnelly1 at juno.com>wrote:

> 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."
> _______________________________________________________________
> 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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