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Miqra `al pi ha-Mesorah: A New Experimental Edition of the Tanakh Online
August 25, 2013    |   Type: Link

Source: Torah Musings

 

Miqra `al pi ha-Mesorah is a new experimental edition of the Tanakh in digital online format, now available as a carefully corrected draft of the entire Tanakh. It is based on the Aleppo Codex and related manuscripts, and consults the full range of masoretic scholarship.

 

Miqra `al pi ha-Mesorah is a new experimental edition of the Tanakh in digital online format, now available as a carefully corrected draft of the entire Tanakh.1 It is based on the Aleppo Codex and related manuscripts, and consults the full range of masoretic scholarship.

 

Two features make this edition of the Tanakh unique: Full editorial documentation and a free content license.

  • Full editorial documentation: Various editions of the Torah or Tanakh in Hebrew may seem identical to the untrained eye, but the truth is that each and every edition, from Koren to Breuer and from Artscroll to JPS, always makes numerous important editorial decisions. In most editions these decisions are not transparent, and the student of Torah therefore relies upon the good judgment of the editor. But in Miqra `al pi ha-Mesorah the entire editorial process and the reasoning behind it are fully described in all of their details: Every stylistic alteration and every textual decision made regarding every letter, niqqud, and ta`am in the entire Tanakh is documented. An extensive, six-chapter methodological introduction describing the editorial process in great detail is available online.

  • Free Content License: Unlike most other modern editions of the Tanakh, Miqra `al pi ha-Mesorah is made available under a free and open license for public use (CC-BY-SA). This license covers both the text itself and its extensive documentation.

  • The most visibly unique element of this new edition is that it has been formatted as a Tiqqun Qorim, by providing helpful features to the reader that are not always present in the manuscripts and older editions


Readers and contributors are invited to copy small or large portions of this online Tanakh, and to otherwise use it (and even help to improve it!) in any positive way that furthers the study of Torah. The project is hosted at Hebrew Wikisource.

 

Read more about Miqra `al pi ha-Mesorah at Torah Musings

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