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Mike Hogue | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Dec 4 2016 6:08 AM

Hello all,

I noticed that Psalm 11:6 does not have an Atnach -- which seems rare as this usually marks about the middle of the verse. I'm interested in finding other verses that similarly lack the Atnach. Is this possible to do in Logos?

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 4 2016 2:37 PM

Apologies since currently do not know how to search for presence or absence of Atnach. Logos Help has advanced searching modifiers:

Hebrew Cantillations interactive shows Psalm 11:6  and 12:1 do not have Atnach

Logos 6 What's New includes Hebrew  Cantillations introduction:

Detailed explanation screen shot is in thread => TIP of the day: Interactives: Hebrew Cantillations

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Tim Finlay | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 8 2016 2:29 PM

From William Wicke's treatise on the accents of the 21 books (i.e. excluding Psalms, Proverbs and Jobs which have a different accentuation scheme), the examples of two-word verses not having Atnach are Genesis 46:23; Exodus 20:13-15 and parallels in Deut 5:17-19, and Numbers 26:11. 

The Priestly Benediction in Numbers 6:24-26 does not have an atnach.

Other examples of the main dichotomy occurring on the word immediately preceding the last word being a tiphcha rather than atnach are the following: Genesis 2:1; 26:6; Exodus 28:13 and Isaiah 36:1.

Examples of this phenomenon with the main dichotomy two words before the last word are the following: Genesis 1:13; 43:1; Exodus 15:18; Isaiah 2:18 and Jeremiah 10:1. Similarly, but with zaqeph instead of tiphcha, we have Genesis 23:12 and Leviticus 10:20; 11:14; and Numbers 1:6, 9.

If the main dichotomy is three or four words back, it can be marked by either zaqeph or atnach but atnach is much more common, and if it is further back still there must be an atnach. 

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