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Tiberian Reading Tradition
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1. Introduction

The Tiberian reading tradition is the oral recitation of the Hebrew Bible that the Tiberian vocalization and accent signs were created to represent. These vocalization and accent signs are the ones that appear in all modern printed editions of the Bible. They were developed in Tiberias by scholars known as Masoretes in the last quarter of the firs…

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Khan, Geoffrey, “Tiberian Reading Tradition”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000457>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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