or Ma·so·ra, Mas·so·rah, Mas·so·ra
[ muh-sawr-uh, -sohr-uh ]
/ məˈsɔr ə, -ˈsoʊr ə /
a collection of critical and explanatory notes on the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, compiled from the 7th? to 10th centuries a.d. and traditionally accepted as an authoritative exegetic guide, chiefly in matters of pronunciation and grammar.
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Origin of Masorah
From the Hebrew word māsōrāh
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Masorah, Massora or Massorah
/ (məˈsɔːrə) /
the text of the Hebrew Bible as officially revised by the Masoretes from the 6th to the 10th centuries ad, with critical notes and commentary
the collection of these notes, commentaries, etc
Word Origin for Masora
C17: from Hebrew: tradition
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