Scribal Errors

5 08 2009

Having recently acquired a facsimile edition of the Aleppo Codex, I decided to do a little research on its origins and development. The first place that I chose to look was The Aleppo Codex: a website developed by the Ben-Zvi Institute of Jerusalem. The site is old news now, but certainly worth checking out if you haven’t seen it already.

I mention this because, while the English of the site is less than perfect, one particular passage is most illuminating. It is strangely fitting that it should occur in a section that describes the precise copying of the Masoretic Text, and the nature of the errors that crept in. Interested parties may access the page in question here, and scroll down to section §1.10:

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