Massoretes sentence example

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  • In vowel-sounds Syriac is clearly more primitive than Hebrew (as pointed by the Massoretes), less so than Arabic. Thus Ar.
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  • More important are those passages in which the Massoretes have definitely adopted a variation from the consonantal text.
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  • They do not point to any critical editing of the text; for the aim of the Massoretes was essentially conservative.
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  • The inevitable result of such a system must have been the fixing of an officially recognized text, which could scarcely have differed materially from that which was finally adopted by the Massoretes.
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  • For textual purposes the Vulgate possesses but little value, since it presupposes a Hebrew original practically identical with the text stereotyped by the Massoretes.
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