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Judaism - Tanakh is the canon of the Hebrew Bible. It is also known as the Masoretic Text or Miqra. Tanakh is an acronym of the first Hebrew letter of each of the three traditional subdivisions: Torah ("Teaching", Five Books of Moses), Nevi'im ("Prophets") and Ketuvim ("Writings"). Miqra means"that which is read", is another Hebrew word for the Tanakh. The books were passed on by each generation, and according to rabbinic tradition were accompanied by an oral tradition, called the Oral…


nash papyrus - A 2,000-year-old fragment containing the Ten Commandments and part of the Shema prayer discovered in Egypt in the late 19th century was recently posted online by The University of Cambridge.


The Great Isaiah Scroll and the Masoretic Text

Read the Bible and Pray Every Day! Joshua 1:8, Matthew 24:35, Luke 4:4, Revelation 22:16-21


Masoretic Text vs. Original Hebrew

I used to believe the Masoretic Text was a perfect copy of the original Old Testament.  I used to believe that the Masoretic Text was how God divinely preserved the Hebrew Scriptures throughout the...


A page of the 10th century Aleppo codex, which contains the Masoretic text. read more:*** MASORETIC TEXT Picture--The inter-relationship between various significant ancient manuscripts of the Old Testament (some identified by their siglum). LXX here denotes the original Septuagint.