By William R. Scott

This advisor was once an non-compulsory studying fabric for certainly one of my BH sessions. in the beginning I wasn't certain what to make of this consultant, the way to use it and what its usefulness is. it's not valuable for analyzing Biblical Hebrew and will not do you any reliable if that is all you need to do. yet it is invaluable 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 serious equipment, the extra necessary this little ebook turns into. additionally, for an reader, there's a beautiful stable bibliography that allows you to dig deeper if desired.
Specifically, it covers verse divisions (soph pasuq, seder, etc.), designated pointing, the Masora (it has short notes at the Masoretes, Masora Finalis, Masora Marginalis -- either Mm and Mp, clarification of the severe gear and accents. furthermore, 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 this can be a bargain and definitely a useful gizmo for the reader.

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A liSt of the combinations and their equivalent is in BHS p. LIII. reference by which different successions of abbreviations for the names of seven peoples indicate different verses of scripture as shown in BHS p. Lill Gen 31:9 see BHS Deut 7:1 Neh 9:8 Josh 3:10, 24:11 reference in which a succession of eight peoples is indicated Ezra 9:1 reference by which different successions of Deut 8:11 Deut 11:1 the abbreviations for three words indicate different verses of scripture as shown on BHS p. LIV 47 1NDEX OF THE SMALL MASORA reference by which different successions of the abbreviations for three words indicate Deut 26:17 Deut 30:16 1 KgS 2:3, 8:58 different verses of scripture as shown on BHS p.

Ti noun from the verb 1bti man lion Aramaic sign of the accusative case 'atnah (accent) in, into in them well, cistern noun from the verb t11 plunder, booty between them noun from the verb l71 except Gen 30:30 Judg 7:24 Jer 39:7 Jer 17:27 Isa 33:23 2 Sam 1:24 Tiberian masoretic tradition descending from Ben Asher Ps 31:12 Tiberian masoretic tradition descending from Ben Naphtali the book of Genesis man after last Isa 44:20 ga 'ā ' (metheg, secondary accent, see p. , mappîq) the book of Chronicles Gen 43:26 every place in which r Vb 5N 71171' 121'1 or similar is written this poor, poor person similar Exod 16:34 the number 15 (not 11', 16) never noun from the verb 15i1 and, and ...

Accents serve three purposes. Primarily they are musical (or cantillation) marks, but they alSo indicate accentuation and semantic division. Pages 35-36 below discuss the muSical values of the accents. This and the following two paragraphs diScuss accentuation and semantic division. Although not properly accent marks, pasēq, maqgēp and metheg are related to the accent system in differing ways. These marks are discuSsed on pages 5-6. " The disjunctive accents are usually on the last word of a phrase, clause, or other semantic unit.

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