[b-hebrew] Psalm 22:16 - daqar as pierced ?

Vadim Cherny VadimCherny at mail.ru
Tue Oct 3 02:57:46 EDT 2006

> On 9/29/06, Moshe Shulman wrote:
> > As to 1, I admit that my feelings are that the MT reading is the
> > original.
> How do you explain the qamats on the kaf?
> Yitzhak Sapir

Personally, I don't see any problem with the kamatz. How many times do we
see the form sha-ani (instead of she-ani) in, for example, prayers?
Initial aleph, pausal form, absence of verb (also a very common feature in
less formal literature, such as the prayers) combine to elongate the
vocalization of caf into kamatz.

Vadim Cherny

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