Masoretic Accents
For Further Reading

Carasik, Michael. “Exegetical Implications of the Masoretic Cantillation Marks in Ecclesiastes,” Hebrew Studies 42 (2001): 147-165.

Cohen, Miles B. “Masoretic Accents as a Biblical Commentary,” Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Studies 4 (1972): 3-11.

__________. The System of Accentuation in the Hebrew Bible (Minneapolis: Milco Press, 1969).

Cohen, Miles B., and David B. Freedman, “Masoretes as Exegetes,” in 1972 and 1973 Proceedings of the International Organization for Masoretic Studies, ed., Harry M. Orlinsky, SBLMasS 1 (Missoula, MT: Society of Biblical Literature, 1974), 35-46.

De Hoop, Raymond. “The System of Masoretic Accentuation and Colometry in the Hebrew Bible,” Raymond de Hoop and P. Sanders, eds., Have a Break: Masoretic Traditions of Pauses in the text of the Hebrew Bible (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming).

Other Masoretic Notes

Readings on Ketiv/Qere, Masorah Parva, Masorah Magna, Masoretic Paragraphing

De Hoop, Raymond. “Unit Delimitation and Exegesis: Isaiah 56 as an Introduction to the Theme,” in Ramond de Hoop, Marjo C. A. Korpel, and Stanley E. Porter, eds., The Impact of Unit Delimitation on Exegesis (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2008), 1-28

Kelley, Page H. Daniel S. Mynatt, and Timothy G. Crawford. The Masorah of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia: Introduction and Annotated Glossary (Eerdmans, 1998).

Marcus, David. “Alternate Chapter Divisions in the Pentateuch in Light of the Masoretic Sections.” Hebrew Studies 44 (2003): 119-128.

__________. “Hidden Treasure: The Unpublished Doublet Catchwords in Ezra-Nehemiah,” 185-196, in New Perspectives on Ezra-Nehemiah: History and Historiography, Text, Literature, and Interpretation, ed. Isaac Kalimi (Eisenbrauns, 2012).

__________. “The Masora Parva Catchwords in the Leningrad Codex.” TC: A Journal of Textual Criticism 12 (2007): n.p. http://rosetta.reltech.org/TC/vol12/Marcus2007.pdf 

Yeivin, Israel. Introduction to the Tiberian Masorah (trans. E. J. Revell; Scholars Press, 1985).


Alfred S. Geden The Masoretic Notes contained in the Edition of the Hebrew Scriptures, published by the British and Foreign Bible Society (London: British and Foreign Bible Society, 1905)

Christian D. Ginsburg, The Massoreth Ha-Massoreth of Elias Levita, being an exposition of the Masoretic notes on the Hebrew Bible, or the ancient critical apparatus of the Old testament in Hebrew, with an English translation, and critical and explanatory notes (London: Longmans, Green, Reader, & Dyer, 1867)

Also see Masoretic Notes in Biblical Hebrew bibliography.


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