Monday, June 19, 2017

Ezra 1

The first 2 verses of Ezra reflect the last two verses of Chronicles. The raising of the proclamation is very subdued in the music. The recitation is on the lowest recitation note though the hope is very elevated (line 3 below).

The second to last verse of Chronicles and the first verse of Ezra have identical music:
2 Chr 36:22 = Ezra 1:1
The last verse of Chronicles squeezes another thought into it and so delays the rest point to בִּֽיהוּדָֽה. The shape of verse 2 in Ezra is different with a movement of notes I have not seen before, quietly painting on high reciting notes the decree of Cyrus. Music is difficult to describe in words. If we really want to get to know these Scriptures, we must hear them sung. There is subtlety in the phrasing and character portrayal in the sound. Could we tell the difference in speaker from one musical phrase to another...?
Ezra 1:2
[Update: this is the only verse with this pattern in the first phrase of the music: B revia ,C B zaqen-qatan,C B zaqen-qatan. The next closest is Jeremiah 21:12 which begins: B rev,C B z-q,C. For phrase beginnings, the next closest is Qohelet 3:21. These three are the only ones to begin B rev,C B. There are 30 verses that begin B rev C but they are significantly distinguished afterwards.

Ezra 1.2 B rev,C B z-q,C B z-q,B z-q,g# B ^A e C qad,e B z-q,g# f e
Jeremiah 21.12 B rev,C B z-q,C qad,qad,z-q,f g# B ^A pas,ger,rev,qad,B z-q,g# f e
Qohelet 3.21 B rev,C B z-q,f g# ^A qad,qad,z-q,f g# f e
Song 8.7 B rev,C e qad,B e z-q,g# B ^A pas,ger,C qad,z-q,g# f e
Qohelet 9.3 B rev,C e qad,B z-q,e f g# ^A B B e tal,pas,C qad,z-q,g# e
Ezekiel 44.10 B rev,C e qad,e z-q,C qad,B B e z-q,g# e ^A g# e
2 Kings 19.10 B rev,C e qad,z-q,B z-q,f d f g# ^A C qad,B z-q,g# f e
Esther 2.20 B rev,C e qad,z-q,d f g# ^A C qad,B z-q,d f g# e
Isaiah 37.10 B rev,C e qad,z-q,e B z-q,f d f g# ^A C qad,B z-q,g# f e
Isaiah 28.15 B rev,C e qad,z-q,g# B ^A B C e qad,B z-q,B c d g# f e
Judges 5.16 B rev,C e z-q,g# B ^A B z-q,g# e
1 Samuel 12.23 B rev,C qad,B e z-q,g# B ^A B z-q,f g# e
Numbers 3.45 B rev,C qad,B z-q,f g# B ^A f g# f e
1 Samuel 20.31 B rev,C qad,B z-q,f g# B ^A rev,pas,C qad,z-q,f g# e
Numbers 14.22 B rev,C qad,B z-q,f g# ^A B rev,C B z-q,f g# e
Deuteronomy 13.1 B rev,C qad,B z-q,f g# ^A B z-q,f g# e
Deuteronomy 9.19 B rev,C qad,B z-q,pas,c d g# B ^A C qad,z-q,g# f e
Deuteronomy 31.29 B rev,C qad,e B z-q,B z-q,f g# ^A pas,C e qad,B z-q,e C qad,B z-q,g# f e
1 Chronicles 12.2 B rev,C qad,e z-q,g# ^A f g# e
Numbers 20.8 B rev,C qad,qad,B z-q,c d g# B ^A pas,f qad,qad,z-q,f g# e
Genesis 44.8 B rev,C qad,qad,B z-q,f g# B ^A rev,qad,B z-q,g# f e
Ezra 8.22 B rev,C qad,qad,B z-q,f g# ^A e pas,ger,rev,C qad,z-q,B z-q,g# e
Ruth 3.13 B rev,C qad,qad,f qad,z-q,pas,c e d f g# ^A g# e
Daniel 2.31 B rev,C qad,qad,pas,f qad,z-q,pas,f d f g# B ^A g# e
Jeremiah 14.12 B rev,C qad,qad,z-q,c d f g# B ^A rev,qad,qad,B z-q,g# f e
Micah 7.1 B rev,C qad,qad,z-q,g# ^A B z-q,g# f e
Jeremiah 31.32 B rev,C qad,qad,z-q,qad,B z-q,g# g# ^A ger,B rev,d f g# e
Isaiah 10.13 B rev,C qad,z-q,g# B ^A B B rev,e qad,z-q,f g# e
Nehemiah 6.19 B rev,C qad,z-q,z-g,f g# ^A d f g# e
Isaiah 40.24 B rev,C z-q,d f g# ^A C qad,z-q,g# f e ]
Ezra 1 Fn Min Max Syll
וּבִשְׁנַ֣ת אַחַ֗ת לְכ֙וֹרֶשׁ֙ מֶ֣לֶךְ פָּרַ֔ס לִכְל֥וֹת דְּבַר יְהוָ֖ה מִפִּ֣י יִרְמְיָ֑ה
הֵעִ֣יר יְהוָ֗ה אֶת ר֙וּחַ֙ כֹּ֣רֶשׁ מֶֽלֶךְ פָּרַ֔ס וַיַּֽעֲבֶר קוֹל֙ בְּכָל מַלְכוּת֔וֹ וְגַם בְּמִכְתָּ֖ב לֵאמֹֽר
1 And in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia to consummate the word of Yahweh from the mouth of Jeremiah,
Yahweh roused the spirit of Cyrus, king of Persia, and with a voice reaching across all his kingdom and even in writing, he made a pronouncement,
3e 4B 23
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כֹּ֣ה אָמַ֗ר כֹּ֚רֶשׁ מֶ֣לֶךְ פָּרַ֔ס כֹּ֚ל מַמְלְכ֣וֹת הָאָ֔רֶץ נָ֣תַן לִ֔י יְהוָ֖ה אֱלֹהֵ֣י הַשָּׁמָ֑יִם
וְהֽוּא פָקַ֤ד עָלַי֙ לִבְנֽוֹת ל֣וֹ בַ֔יִת בִּירוּשָׁלִַ֖ם אֲשֶׁ֥ר בִּֽיהוּדָֽה
2 B Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the earth Yahweh the God of the heavens has given me,
and he has entrusted me to build for him a house in Jerusalem that is in Judah.
3e 4C 28
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מִֽי־בָכֶ֣ם מִכָּל־עַמּ֗וֹ יְהִ֤י אֱלֹהָיו֙ עִמּ֔וֹ וְיַ֕עַל לִירוּשָׁלִַ֖ם אֲשֶׁ֣ר בִּיהוּדָ֑ה
וְיִ֗בֶן אֶת־בֵּ֤ית יְהוָה֙ אֱלֹהֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל ה֥וּא הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר בִּירוּשָׁלִָֽם
3 Who is among you from all his people? His God will be with him, so let him go up to Jerusalem that is in Judah,
and build the house of Yahweh the God of Israel. He is the God that is in Jerusalem.
3e 4C 25
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וְכָל הַנִּשְׁאָ֗ר מִֽכָּל הַמְּקֹמוֹת֮ אֲשֶׁ֣ר ה֣וּא גָֽר שָׁם֒ יְנַשְּׂא֙וּהוּ֙ אַנְשֵׁ֣י מְקֹמ֔וֹ בְּכֶ֥סֶף וּבְזָהָ֖ב וּבִרְכ֣וּשׁ וּבִבְהֵמָ֑ה
עִם הַ֨נְּדָבָ֔ה לְבֵ֥ית הָאֱלֹהִ֖ים אֲשֶׁ֥ר בִּירוּשָׁלִָֽם
4 And all who are still here from all the places where they reside, let those of his place lift him up with silver and with gold and with property and with cattle,
with a freewill offering to the house of this God that is in Jerusalem.
3e 4B 37
16
וַיָּק֜וּמוּ רָאשֵׁ֣י הָאָב֗וֹת לִֽיהוּדָה֙ וּבִנְיָמִ֔ן וְהַכֹּהֲנִ֖ים וְהַלְוִיִּ֑ם
לְכֹ֨ל הֵעִ֤יר הָאֱלֹהִים֙ אֶת רוּח֔וֹ לַעֲל֣וֹת לִבְנ֔וֹת אֶת בֵּ֥ית יְהוָ֖ה אֲשֶׁ֥ר בִּירוּשָׁלִָֽם
5 And the heads of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin arose and the priests and the Levites,
for all whose spirit this God had roused to go up to build the house of Yahweh that is in Jerusalem.
3e 4C 25
26
וְכָל־סְבִיבֹֽתֵיהֶם֙ חִזְּק֣וּ בִֽידֵיהֶ֔ם בִּכְלֵי־כֶ֧סֶף בַּזָּהָ֛ב בָּרְכ֥וּשׁ וּבַבְּהֵמָ֖ה וּבַמִּגְדָּנ֑וֹת
לְבַ֖ד עַל־כָּל־הִתְנַדֵּֽב ס
6 And all round about them, encouraged in their hands, with vessels of silver, with gold, with property, and with cattle, and with quality things,
besides over all, the freewill offering.
3c 4B 29
8
וְהַמֶּ֣לֶךְ כּ֔וֹרֶשׁ הוֹצִ֖יא אֶת כְּלֵ֣י בֵית יְהוָ֑ה
אֲשֶׁ֨ר הוֹצִ֤יא נְבֽוּכַדְנֶצַּר֙ מִיר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם וַֽיִּתְּנֵ֖ם בְּבֵ֥ית אֱלֹהָֽיו
7 And the king, Cyrus, brought out the vessels of the house of Yahweh,
which Nebuchadnezzar had brought out from Jerusalem and had consigned them in the house of his God.
3e 4C 14
21
וַיּֽוֹצִיאֵ֗ם , כּ֚וֹרֶשׁ מֶ֣לֶךְ פָּרַ֔ס עַל יַ֖ד מִתְרְדָ֣ת הַגִּזְבָּ֑ר
וַֽיִּסְפְּרֵם֙ לְשֵׁשְׁבַּצַּ֔ר הַנָּשִׂ֖יא לִיהוּדָֽה
8 And Cyrus king of Persia brought them out by the hand of Miteradat the treasurer,
and counted them for Sheshbazzar the principal for Judah.
3e 4C 18
14
וְאֵ֖לֶּה מִסְפָּרָ֑ם
אֲגַרְטְלֵ֨י זָהָ֜ב שְׁלֹשִׁ֗ים אֲגַרְטְלֵי כֶ֙סֶף֙ אָ֔לֶף מַחֲלָפִ֖ים תִּשְׁעָ֥ה וְעֶשְׂרִֽים
9 And these are their counts:
chargers of gold, thirty, chargers of silver, a thousand, blades, twenty nine,
3e 4A 6
26
כְּפוֹרֵ֤י זָהָב֙ שְׁלֹשִׁ֔ים כְּפ֤וֹרֵי כֶ֙סֶף֙ מִשְׁנִ֔ים אַרְבַּ֥ע מֵא֖וֹת וַעֲשָׂרָ֑ה
כֵּלִ֥ים אֲחֵרִ֖ים אָֽלֶף
10 Crocks of gold, thirty, crocks of silver of a second type, four hundred and ten,
and other vessels, a thousand.
3e 4C 23
7
כָּל כֵּלִים֙ לַזָּהָ֣ב וְלַכֶּ֔סֶף חֲמֵ֥שֶׁת אֲלָפִ֖ים וְאַרְבַּ֣ע מֵא֑וֹת
הַכֹּ֞ל הֶעֱלָ֣ה שֵׁשְׁבַּצַּ֗ר עִ֚ם הֵעָל֣וֹת הַגּוֹלָ֔ה מִבָּבֶ֖ל לִירוּשָׁלִָֽם
11 All the vessels for gold and for silver: five thousand four hundred.
All these Sheshbazzar brought up with the exiled, who were brought up from Babel to Jerusalem.
3e 4C 21
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