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Bibil Identifier bibil:221464
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Resinging the Temple Psalmody
Author Mitchell, David C.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 36, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 355-378 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The French archaeomusicologist Suzanne Haïk-Vantoura made two important proposals that have never been fully investigated: first, that the teʿamim or cantillation marks of the Hebrew scriptures did not originate with the Masoretes, but date back to temple times; second, that she had developed a system for their musical deciphering. This paper suggests that there is indeed evidence for the great antiquity of the Masoretic cantillation. It also suggests that the basic idea of Haïk-Vantoura's deciphering system—that the sublinear teʿamim represent the steps of a diatonic scale—is confirmed by more recent archaeomusicological research. Finally, a comparison between the ancient tonus peregrinus to Psalm 114 and the cantillation of the same psalm deciphered according to Haïk-Vantoura's system provides strong evidence in support of her claims.
DOI 10.1177/0309089212437995
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Music
Pericopes Psalms 114
Psalms 150
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