[b-hebrew] Is 9:6 Mem clausum?

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Thu Mar 17 16:10:42 EST 2005

Hi Chris,

If you look at Second Temple period mss., such as some of the DSS, you will
see that what we call the "final" mem was often used in the middle of the
word as well. Basically, the two forms were interchangable. In this one
place, the MT preserves that ancient scribal tradition.


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Subject: [b-hebrew] Is 9:6 Mem clausum?

> Hallo, Could someone perhaps offer some ideas as to why the 'mem' in the
> word for: 'increase' is written this way?
> Thankyou, Chris.
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