[b-hebrew] DSS --> MT silent letters and vowel-points

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Tue Mar 15 07:40:53 EST 2005

On 15/03/2005 12:29, Schmuel wrote:

> ...
>Thank you Peter and Karl.  My sense is that Hebrew was a continuing language, but I claim no particular scholarship expertise :-)
>I have a semi-technical question vis a vis the scholarship mentioned above.
>To what extent do we have a good study on these changes, and to what extent are they handled uniformly in Masoretic vowel pointing. (on those examples where we might see the spelling differences so represented)
>Has anybody done a study saying along these lines..
>  a) here are x dozen silent alefs in such and such a section of the DSS
>  b) here are the same words in the Masoretic Text, with the following letters and vowel-points 
>  c) this shows such and such a consistency/inconsistency in usage.
I wish I could answer you, but I don't real scholarship expertise in 
this either, I am relying on what others have written. But maybe there 
are others on this list who can answer this.

Peter Kirk
peter at qaya.org (personal)
peterkirk at qaya.org (work)

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