[b-hebrew] Miqdash

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sun Feb 5 17:46:37 EST 2012

1. The whole verse appears to me a latter refrain to the song sang in  
the temple, with MIKDA$ ADONAI KONNU YADEYKA transported from  
somewhere else.

2. It is, indeed, a theoretically interesting question why the dagesh  
could not wait for the D, and instead hastened to settle himself in  
the Q. But on the practical "phonological" and "morphological" levels  
it does not matter one little bit where the dagesh is located, if at  
all. one may remove the dagesh and nothing will change --- no one  
will miss it. In fact, latter-day "massorates" are good at doing just  

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Feb 4, 2012, at 12:15 PM, Yigal Levin wrote:

> In all of the places in which the word "Miqdash" (temple, sanctuary)
> appears, there is a dagesh on the dalet. Only in Ex. 15:17, the  
> dagesh is on
> the qoph. This is consistent in all of the editions that I have  
> checked,
> including BHS. Anyone have any idea why?

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