[b-hebrew] Psalms and Sedarim

Brak Brak at neo.rr.com
Mon Jun 12 17:36:04 EDT 2006


I have completed the letter (constanant) count.

The text sedarim breaks clearly DO NOT separate the text into equal 
parts, not by verses, not by words, not by letters.
, and it is just as much all over the place as the other counts.
So the sedarim divisions have nothing to do with evenly dividing the 
text either via verses, words, nor letters.

Here is the result of the counts:

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01: Jos 001:001 - Jos 003:006   Verses: 48   Words: 823   Letters: 3174
02: Jos 003:007 - Jos 004:023   Verses: 34   Words: 569   Letters: 2273
03: Jos 004:024 - Jos 006:026   Verses: 42   Words: 777   Letters: 3067
04: Jos 006:027 - Jos 007:026   Verses: 27   Words: 503   Letters: 1955
05: Jos 008:001 - Jos 008:032   Verses: 32   Words: 547   Letters: 2107
06: Jos 008:033 - Jos 010:007   Verses: 37   Words: 629   Letters: 2573
07: Jos 010:008 - Jos 010:041   Verses: 34   Words: 600   Letters: 2340
08: Jos 010:042 - Jos 012:024   Verses: 49   Words: 681   Letters: 2583
09: Jos 013:001 - Jos 014:014   Verses: 47   Words: 705   Letters: 2768
10: Jos 014:015 - Jos 017:003   Verses: 77   Words: 763   Letters: 3140
11: Jos 017:004 - Jos 018:027   Verses: 42   Words: 661   Letters: 2632
12: Jos 018:028 - Jos 019:050   Verses: 51   Words: 478   Letters: 2044
13: Jos 019:051 - Jos 021:040   Verses: 50   Words: 713   Letters: 2773
14: Jos 021:041 - Jos 022:033   Verses: 38   Words: 745   Letters: 2918
15: Jos 022:034 - Jos 024:033   Verses: 50   Words: 889   Letters: 3608
01: Jud 001:001 - Jud 002:006   Verses: 42   Words: 618   Letters: 2425
02: Jud 002:007 - Jud 003:030   Verses: 47   Words: 738   Letters: 2935
03: Jud 003:031 - Jud 005:030   Verses: 55   Words: 792   Letters: 3099
04: Jud 005:031 - Jud 006:039   Verses: 40   Words: 678   Letters: 2611
05: Jud 006:040 - Jud 008:002   Verses: 28   Words: 552   Letters: 2156
06: Jud 008:003 - Jud 009:006   Verses: 39   Words: 612   Letters: 2383
07: Jud 009:007 - Jud 009:057   Verses: 51   Words: 761   Letters: 2964
08: Jud 010:001 - Jud 011:031   Verses: 49   Words: 764   Letters: 3022
09: Jud 011:032 - Jud 013:023   Verses: 47   Words: 757   Letters: 2956
10: Jud 013:024 - Jud 016:002   Verses: 44   Words: 707   Letters: 2860
11: Jud 016:003 - Jud 018:005   Verses: 47   Words: 824   Letters: 3306
12: Jud 018:006 - Jud 019:019   Verses: 45   Words: 775   Letters: 2985
13: Jud 019:020 - Jud 020:026   Verses: 37   Words: 601   Letters: 2406
14: Jud 020:027 - Jud 021:025   Verses: 47   Words: 727   Letters: 2935
01: 1Sa 001:001 - 1Sa 002:009   Verses: 37   Words: 517   Letters: 1992
02: 1Sa 002:010 - 1Sa 003:019   Verses: 46   Words: 740   Letters: 2761
03: 1Sa 003:020 - 1Sa 006:013   Verses: 49   Words: 855   Letters: 3482
04: 1Sa 006:014 - 1Sa 009:001   Verses: 48   Words: 738   Letters: 3032
05: 1Sa 009:002 - 1Sa 010:023   Verses: 49   Words: 856   Letters: 3351
06: 1Sa 010:024 - 1Sa 012:021   Verses: 40   Words: 697   Letters: 2718
07: 1Sa 012:022 - 1Sa 014:022   Verses: 49   Words: 768   Letters: 3060
08: 1Sa 014:023 - 1Sa 015:016   Verses: 46   Words: 749   Letters: 2845
09: 1Sa 015:017 - 1Sa 016:017   Verses: 36   Words: 549   Letters: 2118
10: 1Sa 016:018 - 1Sa 017:036   Verses: 42   Words: 639   Letters: 2548
11: 1Sa 017:037 - 1Sa 018:013   Verses: 35   Words: 548   Letters: 2194
12: 1Sa 018:014 - 1Sa 020:004   Verses: 45   Words: 747   Letters: 2879
13: 1Sa 020:005 - 1Sa 020:041   Verses: 37   Words: 599   Letters: 2162
14: 1Sa 020:042 - 1Sa 022:003   Verses: 20   Words: 365   Letters: 1338
15: 1Sa 022:004 - 1Sa 024:019   Verses: 67   Words: 1127   Letters: 4295
16: 1Sa 024:020 - 1Sa 025:032   Verses: 36   Words: 604   Letters: 2324
17: 1Sa 025:033 - 1Sa 026:024   Verses: 36   Words: 665   Letters: 2504
18: 1Sa 026:025 - 1Sa 028:023   Verses: 36   Words: 642   Letters: 2447
19: 1Sa 028:024 - 1Sa 030:024   Verses: 37   Words: 662   Letters: 2545
20: 1Sa 030:025 - 2Sa 002:006   Verses: 53   Words: 740   Letters: 2939
21: 2Sa 002:007 - 2Sa 003:020   Verses: 46   Words: 745   Letters: 2887
22: 2Sa 003:021 - 2Sa 005:009   Verses: 40   Words: 729   Letters: 2773
23: 2Sa 005:010 - 2Sa 007:015   Verses: 54   Words: 806   Letters: 3118
24: 2Sa 007:016 - 2Sa 010:011   Verses: 56   Words: 908   Letters: 3493
25: 2Sa 010:012 - 2Sa 012:012   Verses: 47   Words: 780   Letters: 2972
26: 2Sa 012:013 - 2Sa 013:024   Verses: 43   Words: 715   Letters: 2728
27: 2Sa 013:025 - 2Sa 014:032   Verses: 47   Words: 830   Letters: 3100
28: 2Sa 014:033 - 2Sa 015:036   Verses: 37   Words: 620   Letters: 2399
29: 2Sa 015:037 - 2Sa 017:019   Verses: 43   Words: 750   Letters: 2846
30: 2Sa 017:020 - 2Sa 018:026   Verses: 36   Words: 664   Letters: 2506
31: 2Sa 018:027 - 2Sa 019:039   Verses: 45   Words: 813   Letters: 3064
32: 2Sa 019:040 - 2Sa 021:006   Verses: 37   Words: 679   Letters: 2605
33: 2Sa 021:007 - 2Sa 022:050   Verses: 66   Words: 691   Letters: 2742
34: 2Sa 022:051 - 2Sa 024:025   Verses: 65   Words: 927   Letters: 3530
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Now this list doesn't take into account k/q versions, but includes both. 
If there is a request I can, LORD willing, refine the count to display 
the letter count for both k and q separately. But considering that in 
the current count which has both the k and q included that we are only 
talking about a handful of letters as a deviation. And when you look at 
the size gaps in the above report where you have a deviation of 700 
letters that the few extra letters caused by the q/k would be of 
insignificance. In once place you have a variance of almost 3000!

But if it is deem important by the forum to list the letter count with q 
and the letter count with k then let me know, and I'll try to do it, 
LORD willing, sometime this week.

But I can clearly say that the verse count, word count, and letter count 
theories are busted. (I feel like the Mythbusters when I just said that).

So once again I pose what seems to be the perpetual question(s):
What is the rhyme and reason behind the placement of these break points?
What is the method to this apparent madness?

B"H
Brak


JAMES CHRISTIAN READ wrote:

>I suspect that in the olden days word numbers and verse
>numbers didn't have so much importance as number of
>consonants.
>
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Brak <Brak at neo.rr.com>
>To: JCR128 at student.apu.ac.uk
>Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 01:56:00 -0500
>Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Psalms and Sedarim
>
>I was planning on it, but haven't yet. But LORD willing I'll get a 
>chance to do so sometime this week.
>
>B"H
>Brak
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>JAMES CHRISTIAN READ wrote:
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>>Have you tried doing a similar count with number of consonants?
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