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Is this a difference in different texts? I am just learning Basics of Biblical Hebrew, so I am a beginner in those things. I just have never seen the form in the right text. Would this still be Qal Perfect 2ms, as they have in the brackets, or is that something else? Is that a Ketiv vs Qere kind of issue?

 

Thanks for helping me out!

 

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The HMT-W4 (the text on the right in your image) has the Qere in brackets following the Ketiv. Other Hebrew texts have the Qere (if they have the Qere) in the associated notes file.

 

Qere and Ketiv are orthographic devices that were used by the Masoretes, i.e., Jewish scribes from the 6-10th centuries. Qere means, “what is read,” and Ketiv means, “what is written.” The Qere/Ketiv was also used to correct obvious errors in the consonantal text without changing it, or to correct what the Masoretes felt was a corruption to the text. 

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