Cairo Genizah : Masora

Cairo Genizah

<p style='text-align: justify;'>The great majority of the fragment consists of a list of 17 words that occur precisely twice in that particular form in the Hebrew Bible, though with a different sense in each occurrence. At the end of the introductory comments preceding the list, it is claimed that the list was “learned” from Aaron b. Asher. Dotan claims that the list, of which this fragment provides only the beginning part, but which is extant in various forms in four other manuscripts, was originally older than Aaron b. Asher. This early list was expanded and edited by him in the course of its transmission, and was originally conceived as an addendum to the list Oḵla we-Oḵla (Dotan, 2005: 103-104).</p>


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