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Scribal Secrets: Extraordinary Texts in the Torah and Their Implications

James S. Dimond and Gary A. Rendsburg (eds.)

Published: Wipf and Stock (Pickwick Publications), 2019

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and LinguisticsClick image to purchaseThe text of the Torah includes not only its words, but also various atypical scribal features. Prime among these are the dots over certain letters, various letters written either large or small, and the exceedingly odd placement of two inverted Hebrew letters surrounding one passage. What are these features doing there? How old are they? Do they carry meaning? How have they been interpreted over the years? James Diamond brings the reader on the journey through the Torah text in search of a response to these questions.

 

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