[b-hebrew] Re: Lev. 25:34

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Sun May 16 16:02:01 EDT 2004

Thanks Joeseph, Shai, Giuseppe,

I'm getting the picture.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph I. Lauer" <josephlauer at hotmail.com>
To: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Cc: "Giuseppe Regalzi" <regalzi at tiscalinet.it>; "Yigal Levin"
<leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 5:14 PM
Subject: Re: Lev. 25:34

>     Unfortunately I am relying solely on memory as I type, not having
> Breuer's Mossad HaRav Kook Tanakh before me.  So, please read with care.
>     I believe it has been stated (perhaps also in Breuer's essay in that
> Tanakh) that the difference in the use of the Shewa and the Hataph-Patah
> attributable to the particular notation system from which the text/codex
> derives and that the Hataph-Patah in one system was pronounced as the
> in the other system (and as is generally done now).  If I remember
> correctly, one of the "changes" that Breuer made in his Tanakh was to
> Hataph-Patah to Shewa because that is in accordance with the notation
> now in use, the other system having been "discarded".
>     I also believe that one can see the remains of the old system in some
> Siddurim that have a Hataph-Patah under the Resh in Borekhu in the morning
> and evening prayers (and before the prayer for the Torah reading), while
> other Siddurim have the Shewa.  In both cases, I have been informed, the
> sound should be that of the Shewa Na.
>     Joseph I. Lauer
>     Brooklyn, New York
> Yigal Levin wrote:
> > 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
> Giuseppe Regalzi wrote:
> > GKC (§ 10g, pp. 52-53) puts it this way:
> >
> > "Hateph-Pathah is found instead of simple Shewa (especially Shewa
> > chiefly … (b) under initial sibilants after וּ copulative, e.g. וּזֲהַב
> > 2:12; cf. Jer 48:20; וּסֲחַר Is 45:14; וּשֲׂדֵה Lv 25:34; וּשֲׁקָה Gn
> > 27:26; וּשֲׁמָע Nu 23:18, Is 37:17, Dn 9:18, cf. Ju 5:12, 1 K 14:21, 2 K
> > 9:17, Jb 14:1, Ec 9:7—to emphasize the vocal character of the Shewa."
> >
> > See also Joüon-Muraoka, § 8a n. 4, p. 51.

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