From [b-hebrew] Variant forms of vav with holem

From: Karljürgen Feuerherm (
Date: Tue Jul 29 2003 - 09:30:04 EDT

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    [The following was posted to the Biblical Hebrew list and I am forwarding it
    as potentially helpful information regarding this issue, which was raised
    here. Not sure whether I should post the name/source?]

    I have not at hand now facsimiles of the L and Aleppo manuscripts, but I am
    nearly sure that the editors of the BHS just copied a distinction that
    already is in the manuscript.

    I have checked the facsimiles of the following manuscripts and editions
    that I have at hand and all of them differentiate clearly betwen holam +
    vav mater lectionis and vav consonant + holam:

             Gottweig (Austria), Stiftsbibliothek, ms. 10 and 11 (883), XIV or
    XV century (Pentateuch + Prophtets, square Ashkenazic script)

             Second Rabbinic Bible (Venice 1524-1525), by Jacob ben Hayyim.

             Biblia Polyglotta Complutensis (Alcalá de Henares, 1514-1517)

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