The Masoretic Text and its importance to modern-day biblical translations - Bible Blender
Important because it is widely used as the basis for modern-day translations of the Old Testament, the phrase “Masoretic Text” refers to the ancient authoritative Hebrew text of the Old Testament (i.e. “Jewish Bible”). Masoretic Text includes not only the Hebrew text of the Old Testament but also pronunciation and grammatical guides using diacritic markings known as “mesorah” as well as translation notes regarding the meaning of the texts placed in the margins.