I am grateful to Professors Adrian Schenker and Shemaryahu Talmon, chief editors of Biblia Hebraica Quinta and the Hebrew University Bible, respectively, for reading the following and making helpful suggestions; any errors are mine alone. See Emanuel Tov, “The Place of the Masoretic Text in Modern Text Editions of the Hebrew Bible: The Relevance of Canon,” in The Canon Debate, ed. by Lee McDonald and Peter Flint (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, forthcoming).