Biblical Accents

   System of 26 symbols attributed to Aaron Ben Asher (c. 900–c. 960) of Tiberias in the first half of the 10th century that indicates how to chant the Pentateuch properly from scrolls. They indicate prosodic stress, punctuation, and melodic patterns.
   See also Chironomy; Hazan.

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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