or Ma·so·ra, Mas·so·rah, Mas·so·ra
- 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.
Origin of Masorah
From the Hebrew word māsōrāh
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Examples from the Web for massora
He did not think well of the division of verses by the Massora, and contrary to its directions, joined consecutive verses.History of the Jews, Vol. III (of 6)
This was the first attempt to give a systematic account of the contents and history of the Massora.
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.
The Massora magna contained the above, and other matter deemed to be of importance in reference to the interpretation of the text.