[b-hebrew] Isaiah 55:5

Steve Miller smille10 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 4 22:42:04 EDT 2006

Thanks Harold. I see Weingreen has 2 nice sections on it.

> HH: Steve, any good Hebrew grammar should discuss the concept of pausal
> forms. See Gesenius  Kautch Cowley 29i-v, or  check the index in Waltke
> and O'Connor.
> The former understands pause as "the strong tress laid on the
> tone-syllable in the last word of a sentence (verse) or clause."
> The latter define pause as "the break in Masoretic verse division
> associated with the end of a verse (marked with silluq and sof pasuq) or
> the middle of a verse (usually marked with athnach); a form in pause may
> show various phonological shifts, in accentuation or vacalization or
> both."
> Yours,
> Harold Holmyard

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