textual criticism

Definitions of textual criticism

n comparison of a particular text with related materials in order to establish authenticity

higher criticism
the scientific study of biblical writings to determine their origin and meaning
lower criticism
the study of existing manuscripts of the Scriptures in order to determine the original text
Masora, Masorah
a vast body of textual criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures including notes on features of writing and on the occurrence of certain words and on variant sources and instructions for pronunciation and other comments that were written between AD 600 and 900 by Jewish scribes in the margins or at the end of texts
Type of:
criticism, literary criticism
a written evaluation of a work of literature

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