Elvira Martín-Contreras

Elvira Martín-Contreras
Spanish National Research Council | CSIC · Jewish and Islamic Studies

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Introduction
Elvira Martín-Contreras is Tenured Research Fellow at the Department of Jewish and Islamic Studies of ILC at the CSIC (Spain). Her research is focused on the textual transmission and the reception of the Hebrew Bible text attested in the rabbinic literature and the marginal annotations that appear in most of the extant medieval Hebrew Bible manuscripts. She is also interested in the annotating practices in the medieval Hebrew Bibles, and Hebrew paleography.
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New relevant data have been obtained by a comparative study on the phenomenon qere we la' ketib in the main biblical Tiberian codices (Cairo, Aleppo, Leningrad) and their masorot. They modify the general view on the number, the representation and the formula of this phenomenon and show that it is more complex than what has been described up to now.
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The foundation of the International Organization of Masoretic Studies (IOMS) in 1972 was a turning point in the studies on Masorah. Since then, Masoretic studies have undergone a true renaissance. The publications on Masoretic issues have proliferated, and the importance of the Masorah for the study of the text of the Hebrew Bible has been stressed...
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The sign like a large final nun that appears in the margins of some early manuscripts has been considered another way of expressing the ketib-qere phenomenon. The analysis and study of the more than five hundred occurrences located in the Cairo Codex of the Prophets question this explanation and make it possible to define its use and explain its fu...
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The Masoretic notes that appear alongside the biblical text written in geometric or figured shapes are little studied to date. The few existing studies usually focus on the form without paying attention to the content. The biblical Hebrew manuscript BH Mss1 (M1) has a huge number of Masoretic notes in figured patterns and while the existence of fig...
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This essay examines the texts displayed in the form of micrography that are found in the carpet pages of two early Hebrew biblical codices, i.e. the Cairo Codex of the Prophets and the Leningrad Codex (B19a), in order to analyse their possible relevance with regard to evaluating and understanding the function of the Hebrew carpet pages. A reading o...
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This volume brings together papers on topics relating to the transmission of the Hebrew Bible from Late Antiquity to the Early Modern period. We refer to this broadly in the title of the volume as the ‘Masoretic Tradition’. The papers are innovative studies of a range of aspects of this Masoretic tradition at various periods, many of them presentin...
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This article presents the edition and study of a new list of words that occur twice with two meanings discovered at the end of the Leningrad Codex B19a. The list is written in a figurative shape and forms one of the designs on the first carpet pages in the manuscript (f. 473 v ).
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The term yafeh ('correct') is used almost exclusively in the Masora Parva of the Cairo Codex of the Prophets. The analysis and study of the seventy-five occurrences show that its main role is to confirm what is written in the text in spite of its peculiarity, but not to explain that peculiarity. Therefore, it is not another Masoretic term to note a...
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Este artículo examina los ejemplos de interpretaciones rabínicas de las dos primeras secciones («Bĕre'šît» y «Noaḥ») de Génesis Rabbâ, en los que se comentan las características del texto con un lenguaje similar al utilizado en las noticias masoréticas. Después de comprobar dichos ejemplos en listas y tratados masoréticos, se analiza la función de...
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This article presents a study of the eighteen identified cases in the midrash Ruth Rabbah in which a textual detail is commented in the language of the Masorah. The identified cases deal with diverse textual features. The treatment given to these textual features in the midrash and the structure of the cases is very homogeneous. Apart from one case...
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A new definition concerning the morphological analysis of in Ruth 3:15 is made taking into the account the rabbinic and masoretic evidence. This suggestion is based on relevant information on the spelling and gender of the word, that has been ignored in the explanation commonly given to it. According to the evidence, the word should be connected to...
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This article examines three masoretic lists with midrashic explanations placed in appendix IV of codex M1 from the Complutensian University Library. The study shows the original final form of these three lists and their content suggests that the traditions that present textual commentaries in the midrashim up until medieval times coexisted with the...
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In this article the author identifies and examines all the examples of Mekhilta de Rabbi Ishmael in which the hermeneutical technique ’ên kĕṯîḇ kaʼn ’êl·la’ is applied. This analysis will enable us to establish its specific use in the midrash. All the examples can be splited in two groups according to the element commented: 1) textual problem or det...
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In this article the author examines all the examples of the oldest halakhic midrašîm (Sifre Numbers, Sifra Leviticus and Mĕkîlta’ de R. Ysmael) in which a textual detail is commented in the language of the Masorah. The results of these analyses are then compared with the results obtained from the analysis of the exegetical midrašîm Genesis Rabbâ an...
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In this article the author examines all the examples of the oldest halakhic midrasim (Sifre Numbers, Sifra Leviticus and Mekhilta de R. Ysmael) in which a textual detail is commented in the language of the Masorah. The results of these analyses are then compared with the results obtained from the analysis of the exegetical midrasim Genesis Rabba an...
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En este artículo se ofrece la edición y el estudio de una lista masorética, hasta ahora desconocida, localizada en el apéndice IV del manuscrito de Madrid (M1). La originalidad de esta lista estriba en los comentarios exegéticos que acompañan a cada una de las informaciones textuales, normalmente sobre la excepcionalidad de la escritura defectiva o...
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The present paper examines all the examples of the midrash Lamentations Rabbah in which a textual detail is commented in the language of the Masorah. All these examples are treated in a very uniform way, with a similar structure. Most of the notices they offer are verified in Masoretic lists and treatises. The conclusions of this study stress the s...
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The present paper examines all the examples of the midrash Lamentations Rabbah in which a textual detail is commented in the language of the Masorah. All these examples are treated in a very uniform way, with a similar structure. Most of the notices they offer are verified in Masoretic lists and treatises. The conclusions of this study stress the s...
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The present paper examines all the examples of the midrash "Lamentations Rabbah" in which a textual detail is commented in the language of the Masorah. All these examples are treated in a very uniform way, with a similar structure. Most of the notices they offer are verified in Masoretic lists and treatises. The conclusions of this study stress the...
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This article examines eight examples of rabbinic interpretations of the first two sections («Běre'šît» y «Noah») of Genesis Rabbah. Their commentary on the features of the text (plene or defective spelling, qěrê-kětîb) uses a language similar to that of the masoretic notes. After verifying these examples in masoretic lists and treatises, the author...
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el elemento común, sino sólo áquel cuyo contexto lo permite. Abstract: The study of the examples of gezerah shawah's and binyan 'ab's rules in the midrash Bereshit Rabbah, offers a new approach to the comparative method. This method needs not only a similar word to connect verses but also a common context. The requirement of the context, not studie...