It's commonly known that the Shalshelet (accent/cantillation mark) occurs only four times in the Pentateuch/Torah. This is something also confirmed by popular literature on the subject:
1.Cantors Marshall Portnoy and Josee Wolf, The Art of Torah Cantillation pg. 61
2.James D. Price,Concordance of the Hebrew accents in the Hebrew Bible: Volume 1 pg 6.
3.Joshua R. Jacobson, Chanting the Hebrew Bible pg. 107-108 (Out, of his list of seven occurrences of the Shalshelet four are from the Pentateuch)
Since, I already know how many times the Shalshelet should appear in the Pentateuch I thought this would be a great search to start with. So, here is my attempt:
- Opened, Accordance
- Selected the BHS-W4
- Limited the Search range to the “Law” or the Pentateuch using the button bar above the text window.
- Click on “Window” heading on the menu bar at the top of the screen. A drop down window opened.
- Then selected “Character Palette” from the drop down window(Or the 5th choice from the top).
- In the character palette window I then selected the Yehudit (font)
- made sure that there was a check mark next to the “cantillation” option.
- Then, on the command line I entered: A wildcard period(.) followed by Shalshelet (I used the character palette to select it)
- Finally, I Hit enter
Now, I am wondering if there is a way to distinguish between searches on the Shalshelet Gedolah and Shalshelet Ketanah?
Edited by bkMitchell, 06 November 2012 - 10:48 AM.