Missing dagesh in Deut. 13:10,14

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Missing dagesh in Deut. 13:10,14

Postby Isaac Fried » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:19 pm

Deut. 13:10 תַּהַרְגֶנּוּ a dagesh is missing in the letter ג gimel following a patax under the letter ה heh.

Deut. 13:14 נַעַבְדָה a dagesh is missing in the letter ד dalet following a patax under the letter ע eyin.

Reason. The dagesh was not there to start with, but the נקדנים or punctuators of the HB, overruled an earlier reading tradition by forcing a patax over a xatap-patax.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

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