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16.2.2 Masoretic Texts and Ancient Texts Close to mt
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Part of 16 Lamentations - 16.2 Ancient Hebrew Texts

mt-Lam is the only available complete Hebrew text of Lamentations. The poetic lines, which are in general very regular throughout the five poems,1 as well as the rigorous literary form of the alphabetic acrostics in Lamentations 1–4 contributed to the accurate transmission of the text. Thus mt-Lam is genera…

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Schäfer, Rolf, “16.2.2 Masoretic Texts and Ancient Texts Close to mt”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 19 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0016020200>
First published online: 2020

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