This was the first attempt to give a systematic account of the contents and history of the massora.
The massora magna contained the above, and other matter deemed to be of importance in reference to the interpretation of the text.
That the formation of the written massora was a work of time seems a probable and reasonable supposition.
The massora, it may be mentioned, appears in two forms—the massora parva and the massora magna.
He did not think well of the division of verses by the massora, and contrary to its directions, joined consecutive verses.