So You Want to Read Handwritten Hebrew Manuscripts, part II.

This post is a continuation of two earlier blog entries (here and here).  Its purpose is to help facilitate the reading of handwritten Hebrew manuscripts for intermediate students of the language.  Psalm 113 serves as the subject of this comparison.

For this blog entry, I compare the Codex Leningrad text of the BHS with a beautifully [...]

The Importance of Reading Handwritten Manuscripts

Often when students learn to read ancient (i.e. biblical) Hebrew texts, they do so through a very cold and sterile medium.  We learn to read the language from clean modern type-faced critical editions of biblical texts, such as those found in the BHS/BHQ/BHK.[1] This method is fine for 1st year students of the language, but [...]