[b-hebrew] sameks

Lisbeth S. Fried lizfried at umich.edu
Mon Apr 30 23:05:14 EDT 2007


Thank you very much, I appreciate this and all who have sent replies off
list as well.
I knew the people on this list would know!
Liz

> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Yitzhak Sapir
> Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 6:30 PM
> To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] sameks
>
> On 4/30/07, Lisbeth S. Fried wrote:
> > Dear All,
> >
> > I understand that Shamaryahu Talmon wrote an article in Textus on the
sameks
> > in the middle of verses.
> >
> > Can anyone point me to that article, or any article on this, or can
anyone
> > tell me what they are and what they do?
>
> Emanuel Tov deals with this in his Introduction to Textual Criticism.  In
Ch. 2,
> A.1.C.B. p. 42 in the Hebrew version, he notes that the Massora Parva on
> Gen 4:8 and 35:22 mention 28 and 35 places of "break within a verse",
> respectively.  The actual break in these two verses are open (Pe).  He
> says that this break is comparable to an end-of-verse and this is "proven"
by
> the fact that the Aleppo Codex has erasures of the end-of-verse marking in
> some of these places.  Also, 65% of the Aleppo Codex's "break within a
> verse" are in the book of Samuel, and this suggests a special
interpretation.
> Talmon apparently argued that these are references to elsewhere: Gen
> 35:22 supposedly references 1 Chron 5:1, 2 Sam 7:4 to Ps 132, and 1 Sam
> 16:12 to the external psalm 151.
>
> He cites:
> S. Talmon, "Pisqah Be'emsa Pasuq and 11QPsa", Textus 5 (1966), 11-21
> P. Sandler, "Leheqer Hapisqa Beemsa Happasuq", Niger Book, 1959,
> 222-249 (Hebrew)
>
> Looking these up also pointed me to here:
>
http://poj.peeters-leuven.be/content.php?url=article&idP4763&journal_code=ET
L
> "Notes to the Septuagint and the Masoretic Text: Ezekiel 3" by Lust
> J., Hauspie, K.
> and, Ternier, A. in  Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 75/4 (1999),
> p. 315 - 331
>
> In note 14 the above seems to reference something by P. Segal from 1960.
>
> Yitzhak Sapir
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