[b-hebrew] Lev. 25:34

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Sun May 16 14:49:29 EDT 2004


Dear Yigal and Uri,

>One guess, would be that this is simply a scribal error   of 
>vocalization. A different error is conceivable: the peculiar hataf 
>patach here masks another  now vanished word instead of Sadeh.
>
>
>In most primts that I've seen, the second letter (Sin) of the first 
>word of Lev. 25:34, "usedeh" is vocalized with a Hataph-Patah; in 
>Brauer and BHS it has a Shewa. Any guesses about the source of the 
>unusual spelling?

HH: I don't see why it is unusual. It is the normal construct form of 
the noun (cf. Gen 14:7). Would the prefixed conjunction change that? 
I don't think so. See a similar form but in the plural at 2 Sam 1:21 
(cf. also Neh 5:5; 11:30).

				Yours,
				Harold Holmyard

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