[b-hebrew] Isaiah 55:5

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 08:15:21 EDT 2006


On 4/4/06, Steve Miller wrote:

> John J. Owens' Analytical Key to the OT says the suffix of פֵאֲרָֽךְ in Isa.
> 55:5 is 2ms pausal. Could someone explain to me, what does "pausal" mean?
> Thanks!

An introduction to the system of Massoretic accent/cantillation/trope
marks is at:
http://www.lrz-muenchen.de/~hr/teamim/

As you see, there are various levels of "pause", but the most pausal
marks -- the
emperors -- cause this shift.  Also the lowest level of "pause" -- the
conjunctive
marks -- influence the beged-kefet letters in the following word.

Yitzhak Sapir


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