Many scholars and obervant Jews assume that rabbinic Judaism includes a dogmatic commitment to the notion that the Bible text, particularly the Torah text, is letter perfect. This study offers a very different picture of the textual reality.
Contents; A Note On Transliteration; Abbreviations; 1. Fixing God's Torah; 2. Ibn Zimra's Responsum A: The Zohar, the Talmud, and Fixing the Torah Text; 3. Ibn Zimra's Responsum B: The Masorah and Fixing the Torah Text; 4. Ibn Zimra's Responsum C: The Talmud, the Torah Scrolls, and Fixing the Torah Text; 5. Ibn Zimra's Responsum D: Logic and Vocalizing the Torah Text; 6. The Literary Background of Ibn Zimra's Responsa: Rabbi Solomon Ben Adret and the Medieval Sefaradi Halakhic Literature; 7. Ibn Zimra, Ben Adret, Ibn Adoniyah, the Masorah, and Fixing the Torah Text in the Sixteenth Century 8. Fixing God's Torah Since the Sixteenth CenturyNotes; Topical Index; A; B; C; D; E; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z; Source Index
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