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by Isaac Fried
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: חזיר, 'boar, hog, pig, swine'. An attempted etymology
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: חזיר, 'boar, hog, pig, swine'. An attempted etymology

חט XAT, 'tusk, canine tooth' is related to חד XAD, 'sharp' (see Isaiah 49:2). Also to חוּט XUT (hence מחט - מה-חט, 'needle'), 'line, string' (see Jos. 2:12), and also to חִטָּה XITAH, 'wheat'.

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by Isaac Fried
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: חזיר, 'boar, hog, pig, swine'. An attempted etymology
Replies: 1
Views: 12

חזיר, 'boar, hog, pig, swine'. An attempted etymology

In Lev. 11:7 we read וְאֶת הַחֲזִיר כִּי מַפְרִיס פַּרְסָה הוּא וְשֹׁסַע שֶׁסַע פַּרְסָה וְהוּא גֵּרָה לֹא יִגָּר טָמֵא הוּא לָכֶם The animal name חז-היא-ר = חֲזִיר is from the root חזר , a member of the Hebrew root family גדר גזר גשר הדר חדר חזר חטר חסר חצר חשר חתר כדר כשר כתר קדר קטר קצר קשר Leadi...
by Isaac Fried
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: וְהִקְרִיבָהּ, וְהִגִּישָׁהּ Lev. 2:8
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: וְהִקְרִיבָהּ, וְהִגִּישָׁהּ Lev. 2:8

יַלְדָּה = ילד-היא 'she is a girl'
יָלְדָה = ילד-היא 'she gave birth'
יַלְדָּהּ = ילד-היא 'her son'

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by Isaac Fried
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: וְהִקְרִיבָהּ, וְהִגִּישָׁהּ Lev. 2:8
Replies: 1
Views: 24

וְהִקְרִיבָהּ, וְהִגִּישָׁהּ Lev. 2:8

We read there וְהֵבֵאתָ אֶת הַמִּנְחָה אֲשֶׁר יֵעָשֶׂה מֵאֵלֶּה לַיהוה וְהִקְרִיבָהּ אֶל הַכֹּהֵן וְהִגִּישָׁהּ אֶל הַמִּזְבֵּחַ NIV: "Bring the grain offering made of these things to the Lord; present it to the priest, who shall take it to the altar" Here, the act קרב QRB, 'approach, brin...
by Isaac Fried
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "oaks of" vs. "Ayalon --"
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: "oaks of" vs. "Ayalon --"

A declarative name need not end in היא but in הוּא, as in
רְמַלְיָהוּ = רם-אל-יה-הוּא
יִרְמְיָהוּ = היא-רם-יה-הוּא
אֵלִיָּהוּ = אל-היא-יה-הוּא
אֲדֹנִיָּהוּ = אדוֹן-היא-יה-הוּא


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by Isaac Fried
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "oaks of" vs. "Ayalon --"
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: "oaks of" vs. "Ayalon --"

Thank you for calling our attention to the Scott C. Layton book, “Archaic Features of Canaanite Personal Names in the Hebrew Bible” Speaking about biblical names, it occurred to me to bring up the name אֵסַרחַדֹּן of Isaiah 37:37-38 וַיִּסַּע וַיֵּלֶךְ וַיָּשָׁב סַנְחֵרִיב מֶלֶךְ אַשּׁוּר וַיֵּשֶׁב ...
by Isaac Fried
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "oaks of" vs. "Ayalon --"
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: "oaks of" vs. "Ayalon --"

As I see it, the ending -IY in אֹסְרִי of Gen. 49:11, is the contracted personal pronoun היא, 'he', for the performer of the act אסר ASR, 'bind, tether'.

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by Isaac Fried
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: בְּרִיחַ BRIYAX, Ex. 26:26-29
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: בְּרִיחַ BRIYAX, Ex. 26:26-29

פרח PRX is extensively used today for 'fly away', in close proximity to ברח BRX, 'escape', but in the תנ"ך it is limited to 'erupt, flare, sprout, bloom', as in Songs 6:11 אֶל גִּנַּת אֱגוֹז יָרַדְתִּי לִרְאוֹת בְּאִבֵּי הַנָּחַל לִרְאוֹת הֲפָרְחָה הַגֶּפֶן הֵנֵצוּ הָרִמֹּנִים NIV: "I wen...
by Isaac Fried
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: בְּרִיחַ BRIYAX, Ex. 26:26-29
Replies: 1
Views: 26

בְּרִיחַ BRIYAX, Ex. 26:26-29

We read there וְעָשִׂיתָ בְרִיחִם עֲצֵי שִׁטִּים חֲמִשָּׁה לְקַרְשֵׁי צֶלַע הַמִּשְׁכָּן הָאֶחָד וַחֲמִשָּׁה בְרִיחִם לְקַרְשֵׁי צֶלַע הַמִּשְׁכָּן הַשֵּׁנִית וַחֲמִשָּׁה בְרִיחִם לְקַרְשֵׁי צֶלַע הַמִּשְׁכָּן לַיַּרְכָתַיִם יָמָּה וְהַבְּרִיחַ הַתִּיכֹן בְּתוֹךְ הַקְּרָשִׁים מַבְרִחַ מִן הַקָּצֶה א...
by Isaac Fried
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: רקח RQX, Ex. 30: 25
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: רקח RQX, Ex. 30: 25

The related act חרק XARAQ, (so near to הרג and חרג ) means 'scrape, gnash the teeth', as in Job 16:9 אַפּוֹ טָרַף וַיִּשְׂטְמֵנִי חָרַק עָלַי בְּשִׁנָּיו צָרִי יִלְטֹשׁ עֵינָיו לִי NIV: "God assails me and tears me in his anger and gnashes his teeth at me; my opponent fastens on me his piercing...

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