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by Isaac Fried
Fri May 18, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jehovah vs Yahweh
Replies: 14
Views: 2162

Re: Jehovah vs Yahweh

The combined היא-הוּא, 'He', is possibly similar to the combined אנוֹכי = אני-אכי, 'I'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Fri May 18, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jehovah vs Yahweh
Replies: 14
Views: 2162

Re: Jehovah vs Yahweh

It seems to me that it is no more than the pair of personal pronouns היא-הוּא HIY-HU, or היה-הוה HYAH-HAWAH, and hence it is not a name at all. God is no man that needs to be identified by a name.
See also the name יֵהוּא of 1Kings 16:1.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Thu May 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: גאל and געל, Lev. 25-26
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: גאל and געל, Lev. 25-26

Consider further the root אגל , a variant of עגל , 'round, curved, bowed, plump, bulbous', as in אֶגְלֵי טָל , 'drops of dew, pearls of dew', in Job 38:28 הֲיֵשׁ לַמָּטָר אָב אוֹ מִי הוֹלִיד אֶגְלֵי טָל NIV: "Does the rain have a father?  Who fathers the drops of dew?" Isaac Fried, Boston ...
by Isaac Fried
Thu May 17, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: גאל and געל, Lev. 25-26
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: גאל and געל, Lev. 25-26

Consider also the two ordered rearrangements: עגל , 'arch (up), bend (up), turn, curve', and גלע , 'reveal, show, expose', as in Prov. 17:14 פּוֹטֵר מַיִם רֵאשִׁית מָדוֹן וְלִפְנֵי הִתְגַּלַּע הָרִיב נְטוֹשׁ NIV: "Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam; so drop the matter before a dispute b...
by Isaac Fried
Wed May 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: גאל and געל, Lev. 25-26
Replies: 2
Views: 28

גאל and געל, Lev. 25-26

Both גאל and געל include the uniliteral root ל L for 'lift, elevate, carry up', but the purpose (purpose!) of the elevation is entirely different in these two acts, and hence the ע for an א . In chapter 25 we encounter a cluster of געל 'reject, lift and fling away as in disgust and loathing'. See Le...
by Isaac Fried
Sun May 13, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: יְבַקֵּר YBAQER, Lev. 27:33
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: יְבַקֵּר YBAQER, Lev. 27:33

Another example where a ב-פ B-P interchange helps explain an abstract verb in terms of a concrete one is provided us by the pair ברר-פרר BRR-PRR. פרר is 'to crumble, to fragment' (in post-biblical Hebrew פֵּרוּר PERUR is 'crumb'), as in Isaiah 24:19 רֹעָה הִתְרֹעֲעָה הָאָרֶץ פּוֹר הִתְפּוֹרְרָה אֶרֶ...
by Isaac Fried
Sun May 13, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: יְבַקֵּר YBAQER, Lev. 27:33
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: יְבַקֵּר YBAQER, Lev. 27:33

Other words that come to mind for לְבַקֵּר - לפגר, לפקר are 'relax, tarry, linger'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Sat May 12, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: יְבַקֵּר YBAQER, Lev. 27:33
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: יְבַקֵּר YBAQER, Lev. 27:33

It seems to me that the לְבַקֵּר of Ps. 27:4 אַחַת שָׁאַלְתִּי מֵאֵת יהוה אוֹתָהּ אֲבַקֵּשׁ שִׁבְתִּי בְּבֵית יהוה כָּל-יְמֵי חַיַּי לַחֲזוֹת בְּנֹעַם יהוה וּלְבַקֵּר בְּהֵיכָלוֹ NIV: "One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord  all the days of...
by Isaac Fried
Sat May 12, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: יְבַקֵּר YBAQER, Lev. 27:33
Replies: 3
Views: 48

יְבַקֵּר YBAQER, Lev. 27:33

We read there לֹא יְבַקֵּר בֵּין טוֹב לָרַע וְלֹא יְמִירֶנּוּ KJV: "He shall not search whether it be good or bad, neither shall he change it" NIV: "No one may pick out the good from the bad or make any substitution" יְבַקֵּר is from the root בקר which is a member of the root fam...
by Isaac Fried
Thu May 10, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: נְבֵלָה וּטְרֵפָה NEBELAH UTREPAH, Lev. 17:15
Replies: 1
Views: 39

נְבֵלָה וּטְרֵפָה NEBELAH UTREPAH, Lev. 17:15

We read there וְכָל נֶפֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר תֹּאכַל נְבֵלָה וּטְרֵפָה בָּאֶזְרָח וּבַגֵּר וְכִבֶּס בְּגָדָיו וְרָחַץ בַּמַּיִם וְטָמֵא עַד הָעֶרֶב וְטָהֵר KJV: "And every soul that eateth that which died of itself, or that which was torn with beasts, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger, ...

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