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There are nine instances where the prepositional phrase “כטוב” occurs in Scripture. In six instances the preposition occurs with the vowel patach, and in the other three instances the preposition occurs with the sh’wa. Please click on the image below to enlarge. What do we see? When the phrase “כטוב” occurs in Scripture with the patach under the kaph, the ...


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The kaf with a patach is a contraction of the preposition kaf (כ) with the hei haydiyah (ה הידיעה ). The tell-tale sign for that is the dagesh in the letter tet (ט). The hei haydiyah, which functions in a similar, but not identical, way to the definite article "the" in English typically takes a patach except when it precedes certain letters. In those few ...


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The Idea in Brief The Masoretes from the 10th Century provided the codified system of system of vowel points and accent markings of the received Hebrew text. They assigned the vowels and accent marks according to oral tradition, since Hebrew manuscripts evident in the Dead Sea provide the tell-tale signs of accents and vowels. Discussion The earliest ...


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The answer is, yes and no. A Torah scroll or scroll of the prophets or miegilaos or other writings (those do exist, there is a tehilim scroll in the back room of the kotel cave) is always written without vowel markings. The pointing themselves are from about one thousand years ago, and are known as the Tevarian system of vocalization. There was a different ...


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