Petuhot and Setumot in Masoretic Manuscripts of Samuel

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The following article is the result of an investigation into the use of
spaces in the Masoretic manuscripts of the book of Samuel, led by the
question: Is there a system in the use of spaces that can explain the
above-mentioned phenomena? And if so, is there reason to assume that
spaces could also indicate silence or missing text? The search for answers
has been based on the appearance of these textual markers in Codex
Leningradensis (L), Codex Aleppo (A), and Codex Cairensis (C), which
are analysed by Langlamet (1984). To arrive at a certain measure of dating
mss 4QSama, 4QSamb and 1QSama are used, which are excellently
described by Herbert.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTextual Boundaries in the Bible
Subtitle of host publicationTheir Impact on Interpretation
EditorsMarjo Korpel, Paul Sanders
Place of PublicationLeuven
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)978-90-429-3539-6
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series



  • Petucha
  • Setuma
  • masoretes
  • Structural analysis
  • Samuel


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