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By William R. Scott

This consultant used to be an non-compulsory studying fabric for one in all my BH periods. at the beginning I wasn't definite what to make of this consultant, how one can use it and what its usefulness is. it's not useful for examining Biblical Hebrew and will not do you any strong if that is all you must do. yet it is precious for fogeys who are looking to transcend the textual content itself. The extra I learn BHS and the extra i exploit the Masoretic notes and the serious equipment, the extra precious this little publication turns into. additionally, for an reader, there's a lovely solid bibliography so that it will dig deeper if desired.
Specifically, it covers verse divisions (soph pasuq, seder, etc.), exact pointing, the Masora (it has short notes at the Masoretes, Masora Finalis, Masora Marginalis -- either Mm and Mp, clarification of the severe equipment and accents. additionally, there's an index of abbreviations and logos in Mp and an invaluable checklist of Latin phrases utilized in BHS with English translations. For the cost this can be a bargain and definitely a great tool for the reader.

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There was an additional symbol (called metobelus) to close the bracket for both asterisk and obelus, but it is not referred to in BHS. The Hexapla was the Old Testament in six parallel columns. The first column contained the Hebrew text. The second contained a transliteration of the Hebrew into Greek. The other columns contained the Greek Septuagint and three revisions of it. The work was enormous (over 6,000 pages) and probably waS rarely, if ever, copied in its entirety. No authentic manuscript of the Hexaplaric Septuagint has survived.

32 A SIMPLIFIED GUIDE TO BHS NOTE MO' gedôlāh is a small circle above the word with a tail below it slanting to the left. Telîšā ' qetannāh is also a small circle above the word with itS tail slanting to the right. Because the tails are so small, it is eaSy to confuse theSe accents with the circles which denote references to Mp. This confuSion can be minimized by remembering that Mp references are near the center of a word or are equally spaced between two words. Telîšā ' qetannāh immediately follows the laSt letter of a word and telîšā ' gedôlāh immediately precedes the first letter.

Reference by which different successions of abbreviations for the names of seven peoples indicate different verses of scripture as shown in BHS p. Lill Gen 31:9 see BHS Deut 7:1 Neh 9:8 Josh 3:10, 24:11 reference in which a succession of eight peoples is indicated Ezra 9:1 reference by which different successions of Deut 8:11 Deut 11:1 the abbreviations for three words indicate different verses of scripture as shown on BHS p. LIV 47 1NDEX OF THE SMALL MASORA reference by which different successions of the abbreviations for three words indicate Deut 26:17 Deut 30:16 1 KgS 2:3, 8:58 different verses of scripture as shown on BHS p.

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