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Introduction to the Tiberian Masorah (Masoretic Studies) by Israel Yeivin
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Studio: Society of Biblical Literature
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 6.38" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1980
Publisher Society of Biblical Literature
ISBN 089130374X ISBN13 9780891303749
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A great introduction, ....but Dec 7, 2007
Sadly, this work was originally translated and written using a typwriter! Because this edition was published using reproductions of the original typed manuscript, it is extremely difficult to read. This could easily dissuade many people from using it in the manner it deserves. A great pity, because the material presented is mostly unavailable in English.
A SOLID ENGLISH TRANSLATION Jul 20, 2005
For beginner students of the Masorah it is often a barrier when researching, to find that many indepth writings on the Masorah are written in languages other than English. In my early years of masoretic studies, in those days not fully fluent in Hebrew, I ploughed through, at snail's pace, Israel Yeivin's original writing. Firstly, with this in mind, all accolades for the publication of the Introduction to the Tiberian Masorah, [translated into English], must go to the translator and editor himself, E. J. Revell. Secondly, after reading this book in the original Hebrew, and now in the translated English, I can attest that, in my opinion, it is an accurate translation. Therefore, I have no hesitation in saying: "read and enjoy - learn and be enlightened - Israel Yeivin is a master of the Tiberian Masorah". Catherine Teller MTheol(Hons).
For die-hards only! Mar 3, 2003
Massoretic studies is an extremely recondite branch of Biblical Studies. Few people ever study those cryptic notes found on the margins of medieval texts. Any-one interested in this field should read a more basic text like Kelley's, "Introduction to the Masorah of BHS." Emmanuel Tov's "Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible" Is also a helpful prelude to Yeivin. If your curiosity is only increased by those books, Yeivin is the next logical step. The Massoretes also intruduced the accent marks which have complex grammar of their own. Yeivin is the only modern scholarly work that explains them in detail. If you fully understand Yeivin and are still interested-- congratulations, you are now one of the few Massoretic scholars in the world. Get thyself a Critical Edition and read thou the notes therein!