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Masoretic Text

The Masoretic Text (MT) is the Hebrew text of the Tanach approved for general use in Judaism. It is also widely used in translations of the Old Testament of the Bible. It was primarily compiled, edited and distributed by a group of Jews known as the Masoretes[?] between the first and tenth centuries C.E. It has numerous differences when compared to the Septuagint, of both little and great significance. The oldest manuscripts of the Masoretic Text still available to scholars date from approximately the ninth century.

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