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by Isaac Fried
Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ps 139:3
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Re: Ps 139:3

Seems to me that NIV: "You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways" is an apt rendering of the Hebrew. I would say: "You scrutinized my life; you are intimately acquainted with all my ways" Recall the סֹכֶנֶת of 1Kings 1:2 יְבַקְשׁוּ לַאדֹנִי הַמ...
by Isaac Fried
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jackal or dragon?
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Jackal or dragon?

This is the same תַּ TA, as in תַּלְמִיד ‫=‬ אתה‫-‬למ‫-‬היא‫-‬ד, 'scholar', of the root למד as in 1Chronicles 25:8 ‎וַיַּפִּילוּ גּוֹרָלוֹת מִשְׁמֶרֶת לְעֻמַּת כַּקָּטֹן כַּגָּדוֹל מֵבִין עִם תַּלְמִיד KJV: " And they cast lots, ward against ward, as well the small as the great, the teacher as ...
by Isaac Fried
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jackal or dragon?
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: Jackal or dragon?

The תַּ TA, of תַּנִּין is certainly the personal pronoun אתה , 'it is'. The rest נִין ‫= נ-היא-ן‬ is apparently the נִין of job 18:19 ‎לֹא נִין לוֹ וְלֹא נֶכֶד בְּעַמּוֹ וְאֵין שָׂרִיד בִּמְגוּרָיו NIV: "He has no offspring or descendants among his people, no survivor where once he lived."...
by Isaac Fried
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: גֶּלֶד GELED, Job 16:15
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: גֶּלֶד GELED, Job 16:15

Ah, I meant to say cold, (namely, frozen).

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: גֶּלֶד GELED, Job 16:15
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: גֶּלֶד GELED, Job 16:15

Some claim to discern in the Hebrew גלד GLD, 'solid', an echo of the IE: gold, clod (namely, frozen), clot, cloud, and include (in-close).

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: גֶּלֶד GELED, Job 16:15
Replies: 2
Views: 20

גֶּלֶד GELED, Job 16:15

We read there שַׂק תָּפַרְתִּי עֲלֵי גִלְדִּי NIV: "I have sewed sackcloth over my skin" but with גִלְדִּי being possibly also "body". Ex. 16:14 says וַתַּעַל שִׁכְבַת הַטָּל וְהִנֵּה עַל פְּנֵי הַמִּדְבָּר דַּק מְחֻסְפָּס דַּק כַּכְּפֹר עַל הָאָרֶץ KJV: " And when the dew t...
by Isaac Fried
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mycenaean Hebrew
Replies: 41
Views: 602

Re: Mycenaean Hebrew

‎ ‫רקיק‬ ‫=‬ רק‫-‬היא‫-‬ק is from the root רקק , a close relative of רכך , 'soft'. It is made from a small soft רך and malleable ball of dough pressed into a thin רקוּע wafer or cracker and fried to crispness. Several are made for good measure. Compare also רוֹק ‫=‬ ר‫-‬הוּא‫-‬ק ROQ, 'saliva'. Isaac...
by Isaac Fried
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mycenaean Hebrew
Replies: 41
Views: 602

Re: Mycenaean Hebrew

The Hebrew דֶלֶת DELET, 'door', is from the root דל , a kin of תל , and hence דֶלֶת is a תֶלֶת , the hanging תלוּי flap over the tent opening. See the shape of the Greek letter Δ delta. Slightly turned and rounded it becomes the Roman letter D. The cursive version is δ with a small curl on top. The ...
by Isaac Fried
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mycenaean Hebrew
Replies: 41
Views: 602

Re: Mycenaean Hebrew

רגז RGZ, 'angry', has nothing to do with the אַרְגַּז ARGAZ, 'box, chest, coffer', of 1Sam 6:8 וּלְקַחְתֶּם אֶת אֲרוֹן יהוה וּנְתַתֶּם אֹתוֹ אֶל הָעֲגָלָה וְאֵת כְּלֵי הַזָּהָב אֲשֶׁר הֲשֵׁבֹתֶם לוֹ אָשָׁם תָּשִׂימוּ בָאַרְגַּז מִצִּדּוֹ וְשִׁלַּחְתֶּם אֹתוֹ וְהָלָךְ NIV: "take the ark of the ...
by Isaac Fried
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yahweh Adonai
Replies: 30
Views: 383

Re: Yahweh Adonai

English, indeed, tends to soften g into y as in gard - yard, regal - royal, but this has nothing to do with Hebrew. The letter ן N of לשוֹן is, moreover, possibly not radical.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

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