Origin of Masoretic
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But I do not think this an improvement on the present Masoretic text.
The text of the Samaritan Pentateuch is independent of the Masoretic text.
But it is now conceded to be a Masoretic roll, probably of European origin.
Such seems to be the best way of taking a verse which is far from clear as it stands in the Masoretic text.
The Hebrew cannot be original as it now stands in the Masoretic text, for it is ungrammatical.