The Massorah Gedolah, also known as the Masorah Magna (Mm), contains the Hebrew Bible’s upper and lower marginal notes. The marginal notes (known as Masorah, meaning “to hand over” in Hebrew) consist of instructions designed to preserve the text, maintaining a form of quality control by which the texts could avoid significant change. The Mm specifically presents references to the verses where a particular text feature occurs. As opposed to giving chapter and verse, the Mm identifies excerpts: each verse or passage annotated by an Mm note is identified by a brief excerpt from it. The editor includes chapter and verse references to the lists in Massorah Gedolah, so you don’t have to recognize a verse by the short quotation. Study of the Masorah can benefit both the scholar and the student. For instance, the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia apparatus contains extensive citations to the Mm, so any study of the BHS would be aided by the Massorah Gedolah. A better understanding of the Tiberian text can be obtained by mastering the Masoretic notes, helping the scholar become more familiar with what constitutes a standard tradition. Study of the Masorah can also aid the student’s movement past technical matters of grammar and textual tradition, as the Masorah was a simple form of literary criticism.
With the Logos edition, all Scripture passages in Massorah Gedolah are tagged and appear on mouse-over, and all Scripture passages link to your favorite Bible translation in your library. With Passage Guides, Word Studies, and a wealth of other tools, the Logos edition of Massorah Gedolah is designed to enhance your study of the BHS.
Note: This resource is in Hebrew with a French/Hebrew introduction.
- Cross-reference tables
- Introduction in French and Hebrew
- Annotations from the Hebrew Bible
- Title: Massorah Gedolah: Manuscrit B. 19a de Léningrad
- Editor: Gerard E. Weil
- Publisher: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum
- Publication Date: 2001
- Pages: 532