Jump to content


Photo

Isaiah 9:6 Why no "mem sofit"?


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Gordon

Gordon

    Platinum

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 550 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Accordance Version:11.x

Posted Today, 10:54 AM

”לְמַרְבֵּה [לְ][מַרְבֵּ֨ה] הַמִּשְׂרָ֜ה“
(Isaiah 9:6 Hebrew Masoretic Text with Westminster Hebrew Morphology)
 
Why is the word לְמַרְבֵּה in the text of the HMT-W4 not written with the mem sofit   לםרבה ?

‏ כִּ֤י לֶ֣קַח ט֭וֹב נָתַ֣תִּי לָכֶ֑ם תּֽ֝וֹרָתִ֗י אַֽל־תַּעֲזֹֽבוּ׃


#2 Helen Brown

Helen Brown

    Mithril

  • Admin
  • 10,246 posts
  • Twitter:accordancebible
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:heart in Israel
  • Accordance Version:12.x
  • Platforms:Mac OS X, Windows, iOS

Posted Today, 11:03 AM

I see that in the leningrad Codex this is a mem sofi (with the normal form in the margin), but I guess that in Accordance the ending form is used according to the rules, i.e. at the end of words only. I don't know whether the Westminster database actually uses ending forms.


Helen Brown
OakTree Software

#3 Gordon

Gordon

    Platinum

  • Active Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 550 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Accordance Version:11.x

Posted Today, 11:15 AM

"There is also one instance of a final form of mem in the middle of a word: Isa 9:6 K ‏לםרבה‎, “of the increase of … ,” Q ‏למרבה‎."
 
Emmanuel Tov, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, 3rd ed. (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2012), 197.
accord://read/Tov-TCHB#3607

 

So in searching the Accordance HMT-W4 one would never know that the Leningrad Codex has this mem sofit. 

Are there other ways that the HMT-W4 differs from the Leningrad Codex of the MT?


‏ כִּ֤י לֶ֣קַח ט֭וֹב נָתַ֣תִּי לָכֶ֑ם תּֽ֝וֹרָתִ֗י אַֽל־תַּעֲזֹֽבוּ׃


#4 Helen Brown

Helen Brown

    Mithril

  • Admin
  • 10,246 posts
  • Twitter:accordancebible
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:heart in Israel
  • Accordance Version:12.x
  • Platforms:Mac OS X, Windows, iOS

Posted Today, 12:34 PM

Not that we are aware of. People do send in corrections on the pointing as it is not always obvious what is a dagesh and what is just an age mark on the MSS.


Helen Brown
OakTree Software




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users