It is generally divided into the Great and the Small Masorah, forming together an apparatus criticus which grew up gradually in the course of centuries and now accompanies the text in most MSS.
The Thesaurus philologico-criticus linguae Hebraicae et Chaldaicae V.
Major, 2 vols., Berlin, 1869-1871, with apparatus criticus; still the best edition of the text); H.
The apparatus criticus of the New Testament consists, from one point of view, entirely of MSS.; but these MSS.
Lectionum collectiones (Halle, 1785, 1 793), and his Commentarius criticus in textum Graecum N.T., which extends to the end of Mark, and discusses the more important various readings with great care and thoroughness (Jena, 1794 ff.).
The apparatus criticus of Acts has grown considerably of recent years; yet mainly in one direction, that of the socalled " Western text."
The discovery of an apparatus criticus of the 2nd century B.C. The questions regarding the original structure and early history of the poems were raised (forced upon him, it may be said) by the critical problem; but they were really originated by facts and ideas of a wholly different order.