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Unformatted text preview: Torah Scroll. It contains what seems to be odd spellings and
grammatical differences, some letters are written larger and some smaller all this is
transmitted faithfully from generation to generation. One day we will understand what they
signify at present we think we understand some of them.
However, there is a tradition of what the Bible means and how it should be read.
There was always a tradition as to how the Torah was to be chanted in the Synagogue, and
about a thousand years ago this was finalized and signs, really, punctuation marks were
added to the texts (but not in the scrolls used for Synagogue services). These mark the
traditional way that the Torah is punctuated and are used as musical notation in its chanting.
During the Middle Ages the printed Bibles were also divided into sentences, paragraphs and
chapters, principally to enable the contestants in forced disputations with hostile Christian
clergy to be able to refer to the same sentence or verse.
So what we have is a Torah that is written...
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This document was uploaded on 03/24/2014.
- Spring '14
- The Bible