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VOLUME II

INTRODUCTION
TO THE
MASSORETICO-CRITICAL
EDITION
OF THE
HEBREW BIBLE
BY
CHRISTIAN D. GINSBURG

- 1896 -

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INTRODUCTION TO THE

MASSORETICO-CRITICAL EDITION

Table of contents.
Part I. The Outer Form of the Text
Preface
Chap I. The Order of the Books
Chap II. The Sectional Divisions of the Text
(the Open and Closed Sections)

1-8

9-24

Chap III. The Division into Chapters . . .

25-31

Chap IV. The Sedarirm; or Triennial Pericopes

32-65

Chap V.

66-67

The Parashivoth: or Annual Pericopes

Chap VI. The Divisions into Verses

68-107

Chap VII. The Number of the Words

108-113

Chap VIII.

The Number of the Letters

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Table of contents.
Table of Contents
(Continued)
I. Mikra Sopherim

308

II. Itur Sopherim

308

III. Words Read which are not Written in the Text

309

IV. Words Written in Text, but cancelled in Reading

315

V. The Fifteen Extraordinary Points

318

VI. The Suspended Letters

334

VII. The Inverted Nuns

341

VIII. The Removal of IndelicateExpressions and


Anthropomorphisms, &c., from the Text

345

IX. The Emendations of the Sopherim

349

X. Impious Expressions towards the Almighty

363

XI. The Safeguarding of the Tetragrammaton

367

XII. The attempt to Remove the Application of the


Names of False Gods to Jehovah

399

XIII. Safeguarding the Unity of Divine Worship at Jerusalem

404

Chap. XII. The History and Description


of the Manuscripts .

469-778

Chap. XlII. The History of the Printed Text

779-976

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Table of contents.
Table of Contents
(Continued)

Appendices.
Appendix I. On the Closed Sections

977

Appendix II. The Dikduke Ha-Teamim


from the St. Petersburg MS. (A. D. 1009)

983

Appendix III.
Tables of Massorah, Magna and Parva [Table II & IV] 1000
Appendix IV.
Specimen of the Revised Notes on the Pentateuch

1001

Indexes.
I. Index of Manuscripts

1003

II. Index of Printed Editions of the Hebrew Bible

1006

III. Index of Subjects

1008

IV. Index of Persons

1016

V. Index of Principal Texts

1021

Tables.
NOTE: Both of the Charts Below can be found Following Page
831, or at Page # 390 of this Ebook [Volume II]

I. Table of Manuscripts Described


II.Table of Printed Editions Described and Enumerated
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