Even after a thousand years, the Masoretic undertaking is a subject of considerable controversy and polemic, both Jewish/Christian and Catholic/ Protestant. For various evaluations of the Masorah, see Aron Dotan, “Masorah,” Encyclopaedia Judaica, vol. 16, 1401–1482; Moshe Goshen-Gottstein, “Hebrew Biblical Manuscripts: Their History and Their Place in the HUBP Edition,” Biblica 48 (1967), pp. 243–289, “The Aleppo Codex and the Rise of the Massoretic Text,” Biblical Archeologist 42:3 (Summer 1979), 145–163; J. D. Eisenstein, “Massoret,” in Ozar Yisrael (New York: Pardes, 1951), vol. 6, pp. 255–256 (in Hebrew); Shemaryahu Talmon, “The Old Testament Text” in The Cambridge History of the Bible, vol. 1, ed. P.R. Ackroyd and C. F. Evans (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1970), pp. 159–198; Bleddyn J. Roberts, “The Old Testament: Manuscripts, Text and Versions,” in Cambridge History, vol. 2, ed. G.W.H. Lampe, 1–26; John Reumann, “The Transmission of the Biblical Text,” in The Interpreter’s One-Volume Commentary the Bible, ed. Charles M. Layman (Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 1971, 1982), pp. 1225–1236; Otto Eissfeldt, The Old Testament: An Introduction, transl. Ackroyd (New York: Harper & Row, 3rd ed., 1965), pp. 678–693; Meyer Waxman, A History of Jewish Literature (South Brunswick, NJ: Thomas Yoseloff, 2nd ed., 1960), vol. 1, pp. 153–166.