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by Isaac Fried
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jeremiah 25:9
Replies: 35
Views: 316

Re: Jeremiah 25:9

Appears to me that this חדר is but a variant to the Hebrew חצר of which חָצֵר XACER, (not directly related to חציר XACIYR, 'hay'), 'yard, courtyard, farm'. Compare German "Hof". See Joshua 19:7-8 עַיִן רִמּוֹן וָעֶתֶר וְעָשָׁן עָרִים אַרְבַּע וְחַצְרֵיהֶן וְכָל הַחֲצֵרִים אֲשֶׁר סְבִיבוֹת ...
by Isaac Fried
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: גְאָלָהּ of Ps. 69:17-19 (16-18)
Replies: 1
Views: 30

גְאָלָהּ of Ps. 69:17-19 (16-18)

We read there עֲנֵנִי יהוה כִּי טוֹב חַסְדֶּךָ כְּרֹב רַחֲמֶיךָ פְּנֵה אֵלָי וְאַל תַּסְתֵּר פָּנֶיךָ מֵעַבְדֶּךָ כִּי צַר לִי מַהֵר עֲנֵנִי קָרְבָה אֶל נַפְשִׁי גְאָלָהּ לְמַעַן אֹיְבַי פְּדֵנִי KJV: "Hear me, O Lord; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of t...
by Isaac Fried
Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: גֵּיחֲזִי GEYXAZIY 2Kings 4:27
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: גֵּיחֲזִי GEYXAZIY 2Kings 4:27

And, add to this the real possibility of Gehazi being the actual father of the woman of Shunem's child.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: גֵּיחֲזִי GEYXAZIY 2Kings 4:27
Replies: 1
Views: 51

גֵּיחֲזִי GEYXAZIY 2Kings 4:27

It seems to me that גֵּיחֲזִי = גע-היא-אחז-היא , namely, "a poker and a grabber." See 2Kings 4:27 for his rough treatment of the noble woman ( וַיְהִי הַיּוֹם וַיַּעֲבֹר אֱלִישָׁע אֶל שׁוּנֵם וְשָׁם אִשָּׁה גְדוֹלָה וַתַּחֲזֶק בּוֹ לֶאֱכָל-לָחֶם Kings(2) 4:8) of Shunem in her moment of dis...
by Isaac Fried
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: פצם PCM Ps. 60:4(2)
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: פצם PCM Ps. 60:4(2)

Related to the biblical קמש is the commonly used post-biblical root כמש KM$, 'wither, shrivel, shrink, wilt'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: פצם PCM Ps. 60:4(2)
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: פצם PCM Ps. 60:4(2)

Ah, I missed the root קמש QM$, of which קִִמְשוֹן QIM$ON, practically קמצוֹן QIMCON 'compact, clenched, squeezed, gripped, crimped, tight, dry', of Prov. 24:30-31 עַל שְׂדֵה אִישׁ עָצֵל עָבַרְתִּי וְעַל כֶּרֶם אָדָם חֲסַר לֵב וְהִנֵּה עָלָה כֻלּוֹ קִמְּשֹׂנִים כָּסּוּ פָנָיו חֲרֻלִּים וְגֶדֶר אֲבָנָ...
by Isaac Fried
Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: פצם PCM Ps. 60:4(2)
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: פצם PCM Ps. 60:4(2)

Here is another group of roots, but now with a middle M

אמד, גמד, חמד, למד, עמד, שמד
כמז
חמט, קמט, שמט
חמס, כמס, נמס, עמס
אמץ, גמץ, חמץ, קמץ, שמץ
אמש, גמש, חמש, כמש, שמש
אמת, חמת


all appearing to contain the sense of 'heave, swell, pile-up, gather, bump-up'.

Isaac Fried, Boston University
by Isaac Fried
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: פצם PCM Ps. 60:4(2)
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: פצם PCM Ps. 60:4(2)

Here are more roots ending in TM with M for massiveness אדם, גדם, קדם, שדם גזם אטם, חטם, שטם אים, קים אסם, חסם, כסם, קסם עצם, פצם אשם, בשם, חשם חתם, יתם, כתם, סתם In particular: אטם ATM, 'block, seal', see Isaiah 33:15 עצם ACM, 'large, mighty, strong', see Gen. 26:16 חטם XTM, 'contain, inflate', See...
by Isaac Fried
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: פצם PCM Ps. 60:4(2)
Replies: 4
Views: 86

פצם PCM Ps. 60:4(2)

A discussion on the post-biblical root פטם PTM and the derived act פִּיטוּם PIYTUM, 'fattening, stuffing, swelling', and the derived name פִּיטְמָה PIYTMAH, 'nipple', led me to lookup the kindred root פצם PCM of Ps. 60:4(2) הִרְעַשְׁתָּה אֶרֶץ פְּצַמְתָּהּ רְפָה שְׁבָרֶיהָ כִי מָטָה KJV: "Thou ...
by Isaac Fried
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gods and goats in ancient כנען
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: gods and goats in ancient כנען

And not to forget the names שָׂרַי and שרה. It seems to me that the ending AY = היא-היא of שָׂרַי is an ancient plural form as in ישי and אדוֹני. There is also a possible kinship between שר and שעיר.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

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