By William R. Scott

This advisor used to be an non-compulsory studying fabric for one among my BH periods. at the start I wasn't yes what to make of this consultant, the best way to use it and what its usefulness is. it's not worthy for studying Biblical Hebrew and will not do you any stable if that is all you need to do. yet it really is helpful for fogeys who are looking to transcend the textual content itself. The extra I learn BHS and the extra i exploit the Masoretic notes and the severe equipment, the extra beneficial this little ebook turns into. additionally, for an reader, there's a lovely strong bibliography on the way to dig deeper if desired.
Specifically, it covers verse divisions (soph pasuq, seder, etc.), targeted pointing, the Masora (it has short notes at the Masoretes, Masora Finalis, Masora Marginalis -- either Mm and Mp, clarification of the serious equipment and accents. additionally, there's an index of abbreviations and logos in Mp and an invaluable checklist of Latin phrases utilized in BHS with English translations. For the cost it is a bargain and definitely a useful gizmo for the reader.

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Oxford: Clarendon, 1910/1985. , Introduction to Biblical Hebrew. New York: Scribners, 1971.

29 THE ACCENTS Has same semantic value as zāgēp qātōn but different musical value. , replaces first zāqēp). May be followed by but not preceded by zāqēp. Is always preceded by zarqā '. One or two servi (mûnah). xxx šalšelet Replaces segôltā' when segôltā' would appear on first word of verse. ) xxx rebîa` Divides zāqēp, s egôltā ' or tiphäh units. Can be repeated to indicate further division. Up to 3 servi (mûnah, dargā '). xxx zarqā ' Precedes segôltā '. May be major (POSTPOSITIVE) division of segôltā ' unit or, if rebîa` is major division, comes between rebia ` and s egôltā '.

Xxx semantic value as pap' yea (PREPOSITIVE) with different musical value. Prepositive position differentiateS from mehuppāk. xxx tebîr Divides units which end with tiphāh. If this unit iS divided by rebîa`, it is on word preceding tiphāh. Up to 4 servi (dargā , mêrekā , 'azlā ; telîšā ' qetannāh). Group 4: xxx gereš Subordinate to rebîa; paštā ', tebîr or zargā '. One or no servus (mûtzoh). x,& gērešayim Double gereš. Same semantic value as gereš, but different musical value. Usualydivesunitwhc ends with rebia `.

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