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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia
Term applied to the person who reads the weekly portion from the Pentateuch—usually the ḥazan, though not necessarily so (see CANTILLATION; ḤAZZAN; Music, Synagogal; compare Dembitz, "Jewish Services in Synagogue and Home," pp. 70, 71, 262).
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Baal Koré'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/b/baal-kor.html. 1901.