[b-hebrew] Deut 5, 17 -20

David Kimbrough (CLWA) dkimbrough at clwa.org
Tue Mar 23 13:21:07 EST 2004

Thank Peter, that was exactly what I was looking for.

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-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Kirk [mailto:peterkirk at qaya.org]
Sent: Tuesday, March 23, 2004 10:17 AM
To: David Kimbrough (CLWA)
Cc: b-hebrew
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Deut 5, 17 -20

On 23/03/2004 08:38, David Kimbrough (CLWA) wrote:

>Thank you for your reply, it was quite informative.  However my question
>a bit more narrowly focused.  In the text I was looking at, the was a sof
>pasuq at the end of each verse of the traditional "commandments" in
>Deuteronomy.   My question was, do other MT MSS have a sof pasuq in the
>places?  The footnote I read was more than a bit vague.  Is it that there
>are no sof pasuq at the end of each of these sections or is it that there
>a different practice of using the sof pasuq to identify the end of the
>verse.  To put it a different way, Is everyone looking at identical MT MSS
>and simply numbering the verses differently based different philosophy or
>are there differences in the MSS which give rise to different
>Thanks again.
>David Eugene Kimbrough
>dkimbrough at clwa.org
In Codex Leningradensis there is a clear sof pasuq, and a space 
(interpreted by BHS as setuma), after each of commandments 6-9 in Deut 
5. There is also a double set of accents. The Biblica Rabbinica, the 
early 16th century printed text, is the same.

I will send to David and Yigal offlist a scan of the relevant parts.

Peter Kirk
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