[b-hebrew] Variant forms of vav with holem

Peter Kirk peter.r.kirk at ntlworld.com
Tue Jul 29 18:06:11 EDT 2003

On 29/07/2003 01:33, Pere Casanellas wrote:

> I have not at hand now facsimiles of the L and Aleppo manuscripts, but 
> I am nearly sure that the editors of the BHS just copied a distinction 
> that already is in the manuscript.
> I have checked the facsimiles of the following manuscripts and 
> editions that I have at hand and all of them differentiate clearly 
> betwen holam + vav mater lectionis and vav consonant + holam:
>         Gottweig (Austria), Stiftsbibliothek, ms. 10 and 11 (883), XIV 
> or XV century (Pentateuch + Prophtets, square Ashkenazic script)
>         Second Rabbinic Bible (Venice 1524-1525), by Jacob ben Hayyim.
>         Biblia Polyglotta Complutensis (Alcalá de Henares, 1514-1517)
> -- 
> Pere Casanellas
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Thank you for these important details. It is clear to me now that this 
distinction has been significant for many centuries. In fact I suspect 
that the innovation is not making the distinction, and that may be quite 
recent, although it at least as old as Davidson's analytical lexicon, of 
which I have a facsimile edition from 1850 in which there is no distinction.

Peter Kirk
peter.r.kirk at ntlworld.com

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