By William R. Scott
Fourth version. this can be the most recent variation of a really well known guide that's utilized in study rooms worldwide to aid scholars studying to learn the Hebrew Bible. It features a uncomplicated and simple dialogue of the masoretes, the masoretic culture, the serious equipment of BHS, the Masora, the accents, strange letters, and different markings. It includes an index. The fourth variation additionally comprises an appendix "Introduction to BHQ" by means of Harold Scanlin.
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Extra resources for A Simplified Guide to BHS (Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia): Critical Apparatus, Masora, Accents, Unusual Letters & Other Markings
Massorah Gedolah. Vol. 1. Rome: Biblical Institute Press, 1971. Werner, E. "Masoretic Accents" in Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, Vol III. New York: Abingdon, 1962. Wickes, W. Two Treatises on the Accentuation of the Old Testament. New York: Ktav, 1970. Originally published in 1881 and 1887. Wonneberger, R. Understanding BHS: A Manual for the Users of Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia. Rome: Biblical Institute Press, 1984. Wurthwein, E. The Text of the Old Testament. Translated by E. F. Rhodes.
In addition, a certain range of flexibility may be permitted for individual interpretation by the reader. The paseq, maqqep and metheg are not properly accents and have no musical motives of their own, but they establish certain relationships between the musical intonation and the text or between various accent related motives. There are numerous musical traditions associated with the accent signs. ) the Persian, Syrian and others. These traditions may associate different motives to an accent as indicated by the following five examples for the 'atnah in the Pentateuch.
Atnah Divides 2nd half of verse or divides short verses. Up to 5 servi. e a r bi ' (qaton) = used immediately before 'oleh whored, (gddol) — main divider of unit ending with 'atnah. R bP" qaton and gddol have same symbol. May also be main verse divider for short verse with no 'atnah. Usually only one servus. e e r bi a< mugräs' Last disjunctive before siilüq. salselet g döläh Distinguished from salselet qHannah by paseq following the word. Used in second half of verse preceding the two servi of silluq.
A Simplified Guide to BHS (Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia): Critical Apparatus, Masora, Accents, Unusual Letters & Other Markings by William R. Scott