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Orthography: Rabbinic Hebrew
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The discussion in this entry will focus mainly on Hebrew orthography according to the two main manuscripts of the Mishna, Kaufmann and Parma B, with some comparisons to manuscripts of Amoraic writings.

1. Introduction

The orthography of the rabbinic period shows a number of general characteristics and tendencies. First, the spelling is usually more plene than in Biblical Hebrew. However, biblical words often retain their biblical spelling, at leas…

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Ryzhik, Michael, “Orthography: Rabbinic Hebrew”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000728>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423



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