Stress in written Hebrew (DSS)?

Ian Hutchesson mc2499 at mclink.it
Wed Sep 15 09:18:00 EDT 1999


Hi,

I wonder if anyone would like to comment on this stretch of Ex 4:28-31
which is from Qumran. It's from an article I've been reading. Two levels of
stress are claimed, primary (+) and secondary (*), for this Hebrew that was
either spoken or sung.

Braces ( [] ) indicate lacunae and I hope my transcriptions are clear; I used

' = alef   ` = ayin   $ = shin   c = tsade
------------------------------------------

1 'hr]n 't kl dbry yhwh '[$r
          *

2 $lxw w't kl h'tt '$r cwhw wylx m$h[
       *   *                *

3 w'hrn wy's pw 't kl zkny bny y$r'l    wydbr
        +    * *        *   +    *      +

4 'hrn 't kl hdbrym '$r dbr yhwh 'l m[
      +          +              *

5 wy`]$ h'tt l`yny h`m     wym`n
              + *  +       *

6 ] yhwh 't bni i[
             *

Does the stress indicated make sense?


Thanks,


Ian





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