Masoretes


Masoretes
The scribes whose careful copying of the Hebrew text of the OT, from about 500 CE, preserved its correct consonantal form. Over the following 200 years signs to mark vowels and accents were developed to assist pronunciation, and about 915 CE the Aleppo Codex established a standard text, with notes, which was adopted for the Hebrew University edition of the scriptures.

Dictionary of the Bible.


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