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Parma B Manuscript of the Mishna
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Manuscript Parma b (Pb) is MS 497 of the de Rossi collection in the Parma Palatina Library in Italy. Its 126 pages contain the entire Order of Teharot and nothing else. The text is provided with vowel signs and accents, one accent on every word. Words that are connected to the following word are provided with a conjunctive accent and words that appear in pausal position have a disjunctive accent: a silluq at the end of the mishna, an ʾetnaḥta at a major pause in the middle of a mishna, and other accents, such as zaqep̄ qaṭon at secondary pauses.

The manuscript was apparently written in Iran (t…

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Bar-Asher, Moshe, “Parma B Manuscript of the Mishna”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 07 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000074>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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