Thursday, March 27, 2014

Is it... can it be...? (Hebrew accent)

So here's a word from Proverbs 6:10.

It could be transliterated as ma`at, and it means "a little," or "a bit." Let me show you a couple of things about it. First, the large characters are the consonants:

Next, the little figures under the consonants are the vowel-points:

That leaves the little odd squiggle above the word, which is the accent:


The accents all mean something, and every word has an accent. My question is:

Does that accent mean that this is the word that will defeat Voldemort?


13 comments:

Doug Hibbard said...

I think it has one too many zigs for that...

Webster Hunt (Parts Man) said...

To think that, if Harry had only studied Hebrew at Hogwarts, he'd have saved himself 7 years of heartache.

Head asplode.

Benjamin said...

I'll confess: The whole pictogram does sorta look like Harry Potter with those tear-drop prison tats on his face.

Timothy Edwards said...

"one little word shall fell him"

DJP said...

Timothy FTW so far.

Stephen said...

Really though, what is that accent? I misplaced my "how to decipher all the wacky symbols in the Hebrew OT" manual.

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DJP said...

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DJP said...

Stephen, I believe it's a shalsheleth.

Justin Steckbauer said...

hahaha!! thats awesome. made me smile

Michael said...

I've never seen that accent squiggle in 40 years of viewing Hebrew texts. There are various marks in Torahs. But they indicate the way to chant the words-they are almost musical notations.
Which sources use that squiggle?

DJP said...

That's the text in BibleWorks, which uses the WTT, the Codex Leningradensis Hebrew Text.

Michael said...

Thanks you, sir!