What does Masoretic Text mean?

Definitions for Masoretic Text
Ma·soretic Text

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Masoretic Text.

Freebase

  1. Masoretic Text

    The Masoretic Text is the authoritative Hebrew text of the Jewish Bible for Rabbinic Judaism. However 'contemporary scholars seeking to understand the history of the Hebrew Bible’s text use a range of other sources,'. These include Greek and Syriac translations, quotations from rabbinic manuscripts, the Samaritan Pentateuch and others. Many of these are older than the Masoretic text and often contradict it. While the Masoretic Text defines the books of the Jewish canon, it also defines the precise letter-text of these biblical books, with their vocalization and accentuation known as the Masorah. The MT is widely used as the basis for translations of the Old Testament in Protestant Bibles, and in recent years also for some Catholic Bibles, although the Eastern Orthodox churches continue to use the Septuagint, as they hold it to be divinely inspired. In modern times the Dead Sea Scrolls have shown the MT to be nearly identical to some texts of the Tanakh dating from 200 BCE but different from others. The MT was primarily copied, edited and distributed by a group of Jews known as the Masoretes between the 7th and 10th centuries CE. Though the consonants differ little from the text generally accepted in the early 2nd century, it has numerous differences of both greater and lesser significance when compared to manuscripts of the Septuagint, a Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures that was in popular use in Egypt and Israel.

How to pronounce Masoretic Text?

How to say Masoretic Text in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Masoretic Text in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Masoretic Text in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Images & Illustrations of Masoretic Text

  1. Masoretic TextMasoretic TextMasoretic TextMasoretic TextMasoretic Text


Translations for Masoretic Text

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Masoretic Text »

Translation

Find a translation for the Masoretic Text definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these Masoretic Text definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Masoretic Text." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 20 Oct. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Masoretic+Text>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Masoretic Text? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
    • A. scholastic
    • B. elation
    • C. recital
    • D. brasserie

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Masoretic Text: